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Jolzath
June 2nd, 2009, 05:11 PM
I was wondering if Ubuntu had kept any of the Command Line programs, such as mail or pico.

Celauran
June 2nd, 2009, 05:16 PM
pico is actually just a link to nano now. mail is not installed by default.

Jolzath
June 2nd, 2009, 05:20 PM
pico is actually just a link to nano now. mail is not installed by default.

Does Ubuntu have a page foretelling all of the Command Line Programs?

cariboo
June 2nd, 2009, 05:38 PM
Mail is enableb when you install an MTA such as exim4.

bodhi.zazen
June 2nd, 2009, 06:45 PM
I was wondering if Ubuntu had kept any of the Command Line programs, such as mail or pico.

There are tons of command line programs. What are you looking for ?

Boondoklife
June 2nd, 2009, 07:09 PM
Does Ubuntu have a page foretelling all of the Command Line Programs?

While at the command line you can press tab twice and it will give you a list of commands that are in your path, some may not be cli apps but give it a try.

mbsullivan
June 2nd, 2009, 07:12 PM
I was wondering if Ubuntu had kept any of the Command Line programs, such as mail or pico.

For many command line programs, you must install them from the repositories, but it is simple.


Does Ubuntu have a page foretelling all of the Command Line Programs?

If there's a popular command-line program, Ubuntu will have it in its repos. Just search around on Google to see what you want.

Mike

Fundamental Unity
June 2nd, 2009, 07:27 PM
You can go to the page http://packages.ubuntu.com/ to search for the package you are looking for. Then when you find the package name,
sudo apt-get install [package-name] will let you install it.

For a GUI experience, use the Synaptic Package Manager under the System->Administration menu. The search bar there seems a little weaker than the web-site. (For example, a search on gmp does not turn up libgmp3-dev.) However, it is faster because everything is all in one place.

Specifically for "mail", you can install mailutils


sudo apt-get install mailutils

For "pico", you can install alpine-pico


sudo apt-get install alpine-pico

Jolzath
June 2nd, 2009, 07:55 PM
I am looking for, back when I had Linux a long time ago, able to look at mail, internet, file editing, compiling, etc all in the command line.

Cypher
June 2nd, 2009, 07:58 PM
sudo apt-get install mail elinks vi build-essential

Jolzath
June 2nd, 2009, 08:21 PM
sudo apt-get install mail elinks vi build-essential


couldn't find mail or vi. I got elinks though

Celauran
June 2nd, 2009, 08:25 PM
couldn't find mail or vi. I got elinks though

mail is mailx, vi is vim (and installed by default)

Jolzath
June 2nd, 2009, 08:29 PM
mail is mailx, vi is vim (and installed by default)
Ah, thank you. Now how to configure mailx

Celauran
June 2nd, 2009, 08:33 PM
I don't know that it's particularly configurable, though you may want to take a peek at this (http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/utilities/mailx.html). If you're looking for a configurable command-line MUA, you're likely better off with mutt.

Jolzath
June 2nd, 2009, 09:21 PM
mutt looks better XD Now to configure that

kukibird1
June 2nd, 2009, 10:48 PM
mutt looks better XD Now to configure that

The folllowing have been a big help for me.

http://crunchbanglinux.org/wiki/howto/howto_setup_mutt_with_gmail_imap


http://www.therandymon.com/woodnotes/mutt/using-mutt.html

http://www.mutt.org/doc/manual/

MrWES
June 3rd, 2009, 12:35 AM
I don't know that it's particularly configurable, though you may want to take a peek at this (http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/utilities/mailx.html). If you're looking for a configurable command-line MUA, you're likely better off with mutt.

I love mutt -- I use that on my server install.

Bill

Girya
June 3rd, 2009, 01:49 AM
mutt works great. this how to works for ubuntu: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1021746

mbsullivan
June 3rd, 2009, 03:28 AM
A couple other great CLI/ncurses programs: Midnight Commander (for file browsing, copying, etc.) and rtorrent (BitTorrent client).

Also, if you're doing this all through a virtual terminal (no X running), don't forget that you can use a screen multiplexer (like "screen") to run multiple programs at the same time.

Mike