Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 22nd May 2007 03:43 UTC
General Unix Would you be able to survive one full day without using the X server? Linux offers us a wide assortment of CLI based tools which use curses and/or framebuffer for functional user interfaces. There is no reason why you shouldn't be able look up stuff online, read your email, look at pictures, watch movies and listen to music as you are trying to configure X.
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RE[7]: Short answer...
by sbergman27 on Tue 22nd May 2007 21:18 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Short answer..."
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

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I ended up using mailx rather than mutt, but I guess that either would do ;) .
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I didn't know mailx would do that. I'm sure I looked over the mailx man page, and it looked like it would only send the mail itself, directly.

I'd prefer to use mailx, as it sounds the simpler solution. How did you do it?

Edited 2007-05-22 21:19

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RE[8]: Short answer...
by stestagg on Tue 22nd May 2007 21:31 in reply to "RE[7]: Short answer..."
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

Heh. I didn't actually need to relay the emails in my case, however...

reading the Man page for mailx. It seems that it doesn't send directly, instead it uses the program /usr/bin/rmail. There is an internal variable:
sendmail=shell-command
that can be changed to set the mail delivery command, I assume that your exim/postfix/sendmail install is pre-configured to relay through a static-host.

This is all from the mailx(1) manpage.

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