[Gllug] MAIL environment variable

Clive Hills chills at chills.demon.co.uk
Tue Apr 30 12:46:50 UTC 2002

On Tue, 2002-04-30 at 13:36, Stan wrote:
> I've setup a machine with debian woody and qmail
> It puts the mail in $HOME/Mailbox
> I edited /etc/profile to include
> MAIL="$HOME/Mailbox"
> This seems to come through if the user's shell is /bin/bash but not if
> it's /usr/bin/tcsh in which case it seems to be set as /var/mail/$USER

I think you'll find that /etc/csh.login is the right place to do this
for csh derived shells.

Nice to see my old College is finally on the net btw.


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