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Date: 2009mar20
OS: Linux

Q.  How get I get a better indication that I am in the Linux mail program?

A.  The very basic command line mail program (Mailx) is useful because its
always there.  But it has no prompt by default.  Adding:

set prompt='mail> '
to the config file /etc/mail.rc or your personal config file ~/.mailrc Makes it a bit more user friendly. By the way here's a crash course on how to use it:
. <enter> will display the current message h <enter> will display a page of headers <number> <enter> will display message <number> q <enter> will get you out

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