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Date:      Thu, 26 Jul 2012 07:42:37 +0100 (BST)
From:      Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>
To:        bonomi@mail.r-bonomi.com, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, mexas@bristol.ac.uk
Subject:   Re: mail(1) save command does not work as in the man page
Message-ID:  <201207260642.q6Q6gb3G035119@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk>
In-Reply-To: <201207260037.q6Q0bl9b086604@mail.r-bonomi.com>

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	From bonomi@mail.r-bonomi.com Thu Jul 26 02:58:29 2012
	Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:37:47 -0500 (CDT)
	From: Robert Bonomi <bonomi@mail.r-bonomi.com>
	To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, mexas@bristol.ac.uk
	Subject: Re: mail(1) save command does not work as in the man page
	>
	> Any comments?

	This is the 'standard'/*EXPECTED* behavior of 'mail', and has been, since
	the early 1980s.   (I still use 'mail' as my standard mail client'.)

	If invoked _without_ specifying a maibox, 
	  1) mail that is written to another mailbox is deleted from the inbox on exit.
	  2) mail that was read, but _not_ written/deleted is saved to 'mbox'.

	If invoked *WITH* '-f', messages are not deleted/moved on exit.  you must 
	_explicitly_ perform any desired actions.


	You've found a bug in the _documentation_, not the progam.  :)


ok, I might make a patch for mail.1 when
I have the time.

Thanks





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