Farewell

Good bye, everybody. I’ve enjoyed being on this list.

Unfortunately, reading all the mail has been keeping me quite busy and I think
I’ve got to restrict myself to doing what I’m supposed to do here on the
computer: Do the work I get my paycheck for.

I will still be reachable via sander@mpch-mainz.mpg.d400.de and if you have any
questions or suggestions about UNICYCLE-HOCKEY you are very welcome to write to
me directly.

            Rolf

Re: Farewell

Chan Wilson <cwilson@snarf.engr.sgi.com> (Chan) writes:

>> Unfortunately, reading all the mail has been keeping me quite busy and I
>> think I’ve got to restrict myself to doing what I’m supposed to do here on
>> the computer: Do the work I get my paycheck for.

Chan> Hmm. I forget who is running the mailing list, but how about switching to
Chan> a digest format (or at least having it available for those that want it) ?
Chan> The traffic level has picked up quite a bit lately…

I use a handy program called “procmail” to help me deal with my flood of
incoming mail. Without it, I’d probably quit a few mailing lists myself. As far
as I know, it is only useful on Unix systems.

The most basic function of procmail is to split up incoming mail according to
header info or contents. I have it configured to put all Unicycle List mail into
one spool. When I look in my uni-mbox, my mailer looks for new mail in that
spool. This way, my mail notifier doesn’t bug me when uni-mail comes in, and I
can get some work done.

The procmail man page lists the primary ftp site as
ftp://ftp.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/packages/procmail/procmail.tar.zip

though I’m sure it’s in other places as well.

It’s very easy to install, and you don’t need to have root access.


Seth Golub — seth@hilco.comhttp://www.cs.wustl.edu/~seth/ “…And in all
of Babylonia there was wailing and gnashing of teeth, till the prophets bade
the multitudes get a grip on themselves and shape up.” - W. Allen

Re: Farewell (fwd)

Forwarded message:
> > Unfortunately, reading all the mail has been keeping me quite busy and I
> > think I’ve got to restrict myself to doing what I’m supposed to do here on
> > the computer: Do the work I get my paycheck for.
>
> Hmm. I forget who is running the mailing list, but how about switching to a
> digest format (or at least having it available for those that want it) ? The
> traffic level has picked up quite a bit lately…

I am running the mailing list, and for the most part I am the mailing list,
since we don’t have any mailing list software here. This is the first list run
out the UNIX systems at Kent, so we don’t have any mailing list software yet.
Digest format is a good idea, and I am looking at majordomo so I can add
digesting, but I have to talk our administrators into doing the root part of the
installation, which could be tricky since I barely know him. If I get it though
I will make the digest option known as soon as possible. Too many people are
from dropping the list.

Beirne

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Re: Farewell (fwd)

> >> Unfortunately, reading all the mail has been keeping me quite busy and I
> >> think I’ve got to restrict myself to doing what I’m supposed to do here on
> >> the computer: Do the work I get my paycheck for.
>
> I use a handy program called “procmail” to help me deal with my flood of
> incoming mail. Without it, I’d probably quit a few mailing lists myself. As
> far as I know, it is only useful on Unix systems.

If your site has elm you will also have a program called filter. Procmail is a
better program, but you can use filter to achieve the same result if you have
elm and don’t want to fetch procmail.

Beirne

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Re: Farewell

> Unfortunately, reading all the mail has been keeping me quite busy and I think
> I’ve got to restrict myself to doing what I’m supposed to do here on the
> computer: Do the work I get my paycheck for.

Hmm. I forget who is running the mailing list, but how about switching to a
digest format (or at least having it available for those that want it) ? The
traffic level has picked up quite a bit lately…

–Chan