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Date:      Wed, 13 Jun 2018 23:46:02 -0400
From:      Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local@be-well.ilk.org>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        mayuresh@kathe.in,  freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: mailx anyone?
Message-ID:  <44po0uyqrp.fsf@lowell-desk.lan>
In-Reply-To: <20180613204623.3705ae36.freebsd@edvax.de> (Polytropon's message of "Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:46:23 +0200")
References:  <70677739ac5a415c5004ea551a7458b0@kathe.in> <c458985f-ecc5-0c20-df8a-a106886d8df6@FreeBSD.org> <7b3cc5ce196fd216ccdd76fb340a2492@kathe.in> <20180613204623.3705ae36.freebsd@edvax.de>

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Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> writes:

> 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.  :-)
>
> It is actually the same file; check with "ls -li". :-)

Which doesn't mean it has the same behaviour if called by different names.
[See: 'w' vs. 'uptime']

In this case, though, I thought they were supposed to behave the same
way in either case, and I can't find any reason to think otherwise.



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