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October 23rd, 2011, 03:11 AM
hi all...

I have a small problem that I can't find a google answer for.....it's so simple it's a little hard to explain...

I have been using mail:

mail -s "testing" --append=FROM:"test subject line" foo@bar

I get the cc: prompt which I leave blank, then I compose the body of the message....
To exit the program and send the mail, I thought that all I do, is skip a line by pressing enter,

type a period (.) then inter again....nothing happens...I figured how to interrupt :)

thanks !


October 23rd, 2011, 03:35 AM
I found a nixcraft blog with some info..


So control -D sent my mail...not the dot following blank space..... and not the behavior I expected from the nixcraft

I guess I can live with Control D , now I need to figure out how to get mail to download my gmail mail if that's possible...