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Aug
11
accepted How can I access system mail in /var/mail/ via thunderbird?
Aug
11
comment How can I access system mail in /var/mail/ via thunderbird?
Well, now I feel foolish. (I'd tried some time ago and hope that the option in the wizard post-dates that, else I don't know how I missed it!) Thanks. It was also necessary to run sudo chmod 01777 /var/mail to get this to work, as without, thunderbird complained it couldn't write a ~.lock file.
Aug
11
asked How can I access system mail in /var/mail/ via thunderbird?
Aug
11
accepted What does the Ubuntu Firefox Modifications extension to firefox do?
Aug
7
comment Tips for getting to grips with the command line
@George Edison: True enough. But, if it is a new user at issue (as it is in the question), they will not be very likely to have changed the shell from the default and thus will have tab completion.
Aug
4
awarded  Beta
Aug
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
4
revised Tips for getting to grips with the command line
improved wording
Aug
3
awarded  Scholar
Aug
3
accepted Why do I need root privileges to umount a drive at the command line, but not in nautilus? How to change?
Jul
31
revised Tips for getting to grips with the command line
fixed small markup error
Jul
31
awarded  Teacher
Jul
31
comment Tips for getting to grips with the command line
@mac9416: Indeed. I'd never tried that before :-[ Modified the answer to take this into account. Thanks!
Jul
31
revised Tips for getting to grips with the command line
modified in light of comments
Jul
31
answered Tips for getting to grips with the command line
Jul
30
comment Why do I need root privileges to umount a drive at the command line, but not in nautilus? How to change?
Um, your welcome for my provoking you into giving a really good answer to my question. :-)
Jul
29
awarded  Editor
Jul
29
revised Why do I need root privileges to umount a drive at the command line, but not in nautilus? How to change?
version details
Jul
29
asked Why do I need root privileges to umount a drive at the command line, but not in nautilus? How to change?
Jul
29
awarded  Student