[SUMMARY] ** Pine problem

From: Ajay Gautam (ajay@avlinsun.avlin.stpn.soft.net)
Date: Fri Jan 30 1998 - 01:51:43 CST

Problem :

> A very unusual problem :
> Every time I open pine, it asks me :
> Move current "sent-mail" to "sent-mail-dec-97" ?

Solution :

Somehow the ownership of .pinerc in my home directory was changed to root.
I changed it and now it quite :-).

Here is the answer I got :

Pine asks this - usually only once! - at the start of each month, and makes
a note in your .pinerc file that you've already answered the question (so
that it doesn't keep asking), viz.:

        # Date last time you were asked about deleting old sent-mail

If it can't modify the .pinerc file (or PINERC. if you're using PC-Pine)
then it will keep asking. Check the ownership and protections on .pinerc and
on the directory it's in.

Thanks to :
Laurel Arthur
IT Manager
CSIRO Wildlife & Ecology
Canberra, ACT

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