[techtalk] Pine and new mail

Vinnie surmonde at freeshell.org
Fri Mar 9 16:05:36 EST 2001

On Fri, 9 Mar 2001, Jason wrote:

> I think I've isolated the oddness.  If I change the refresh interval (I
> forget the variable name now) in my .pinerc, it doesn't do anything.  I
> tried changing it in /etc/pine.conf, and suddenly it's working.  Beats me,
> since it's reading other configuration settings just fine from .pinerc.
> (There's nothing at all set in /etc/pine.conf.fixed.)

I'm having this vauge brain thing that's saying "it's a compile time
option" -- which is to say that I think (keeping in mind it's been years
since I futzed with pine in any indepth way) that refresh is amoung the
options that you can chose to be system wide (and therefore only
changeable by the sysadmin) rather than user-specific -- generally chosen
for security or other adminly reasons (i.e. keeping the lusers from
setting their refresh to 1 second)

I could be wrong, though..but if someone wanted to look in deeper that
would be a place to start...:)

V. (babbling)

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