[techtalk] Pine Usage

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Thu Dec 16 15:14:37 EST 1999

yes I am typing pine in lower case only and I am able to locate pine as
well. But, I remember someone using it with option "export pine" set and so
on. I don't remember how he did it. I have mailed him several times and ever
since he went to America, he has not replied at all :-)


----- Original Message -----
From: Nicole Zimmerman <colby at wsu.edu>
To: <techtalk at linuxchix.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 1999 11:17 PM
Subject: Re: [techtalk] Pine Usage

> Does the server *have* pine locallly? (I hope you're typing pine in all
> lowercase letters)
> You might try a `which pine` to see if it's in your $PATH (if you're
> using bash anyway, not sure about csh). Mine is in /usr/bin but the one
> on my university's server is in /usr/local/bin (hopefully netscape
> doesn't wrap that). Maybe `locate pine`? Only works in some places. I
> don't know csh/tcsh/etc utilities so bear with ;o)
> Anyway...
> You might try a `man pine` since that could be a good bet that pine is
> or isn't on the server (maybe `man -k pine` to search around for it).
> The docs aren't on my university's server, but they smoke crack so who
> Export pine? Like export $PINE? export, in that sense, is for "creating"
> and changing the values of environment variables.
> Nothing more is required that I know of, unless maybe your terminal type
> isn't recognised by pine (in which case pine will say something like
> "unknown terminal entry: termtype" (termtype would literally say your
> terminal type like vt100 or linux or ...))
> -nicole
> Tech Docs wrote:
> >
> > Hi
> >
> > what does export Pine do?
> >
> > When I say Pine in the command prompt on the telnet, nothing happens at
> > I think there is something more.
> >
> > Cheers!
> > Sriram
> >
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