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Date:      Thu, 14 Jun 2018 04:43:19 +0100
From:      RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: mailx anyone?
Message-ID:  <20180614044319.2f2bafa0@gumby.homeunix.com>
In-Reply-To: <7b3cc5ce196fd216ccdd76fb340a2492@kathe.in>
References:  <70677739ac5a415c5004ea551a7458b0@kathe.in> <c458985f-ecc5-0c20-df8a-a106886d8df6@FreeBSD.org> <7b3cc5ce196fd216ccdd76fb340a2492@kathe.in>

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On Wed, 13 Jun 2018 23:13:13 +0530
Mayuresh Kathe wrote:

> On 2018-06-13 09:37 PM, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> > On 13/06/2018 16:48, Mayuresh Kathe wrote:  
> >> does anyone on this list still use mailx?
> >> if not regularly, at-least intermittently?  
> > 
> > Given that mail(1) is part of the FreeBSD base system and is pretty
> > much the same thing as mailx(1), then probably not that many will
> > use mailx(1).  mail(1) is something I do use intermittently.  
> 
> mailx is just a link to mail.  :-)

I've no idea about mail and mailx, but in general being implemented in
the same executable doesn't imply the same behaviour. 

For example less and more are hard-linked, but the shared binary behaves
differently according to how it's invoked.



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