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PINE : How to Start Using it ?

  Miguel Marquina CN/DCI

PINE (the University of Washington's ``Program for Internet News and Email'') is a screen-oriented UNIX based message-handling (e-mail) tool. In its default configuration, PINE offers an intentionally limited set of functions geared toward the novice user, but it also has a growing list of ``power-user'' and personal-preference features. It is the system which will be probably supported at CERN as the ``standard mail tool'' on Unix systems.

You can find more information on this system:

You have two ways to start using PINE on your Unix node:

with your local UNIX mailbox (typically
MAIL=/var/spool/mail); assuming you have the ASIS environment, simply type ``pine'',
with your AFS mailbox; for example takin ``martin'' as AFS account (change it according to your ID):

1- export MAIL=/afs/\
   /m/martin/spoolfile          (zsh,ksh)

   setenv MAIL /afs/...         (tcsh,csh)

in your login procedure or manually in the current window.

2- mailfwd ""

to set up the incoming mail arriving to your workstation to be rerouted to your AFS mailbox.

3- type ``pine''.

Janne Saarela
Fri May 19 16:03:15 METDST 1995