On 9/25/05, Sebastian Luque <spluque(_at_)gmail(_dot_)com> wrote:
Cerebus the Aardvark <gkreme(_at_)gmail(_dot_)com> wrote:
Hmm...interesting, I don't seem to have the same set of man pages. For
example, this last page is entirely missing from my system, and `man
chmod' doesn't have the section named "MODES" as you showed. I'm using
I dunno. I am using BSD. Never have used a linux varient.
Thanks, that's very helpful. So if I understand correctly, I need to set
/var/mail's mode to 1777 *and* set my user file's mode to 600?
No, your LDA will create the user's mail file in /var/mail with
appropriate permissions if it is not present. If it IS present and
has bad perms, it will move the to user.BOGUS and create a new file.
it's not convenient to delete the file once all my messages have been
passed on to my MUA,
generally speaking the user file in /var/mail/ (or /var/spool/mail/)
is never deleted. Mail is deleted out of it, and it may be a 0 byte
file, but it si not normally deleted.
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