Using $MAIL in ksh


 
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Old 11-29-2002
Question Using $MAIL in ksh

I'm trying to write a menu script in ksh to allow a user to find his/her mail path.

Display the mail file path")
print -n "Mail File Path: " $MAIL


It's not working although it works when I'm simply doing it from the command line. Also, I'm using the same formula to find the shell path $SHELL and it works.

Any suggestions?
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Old 12-01-2002
I may be incorrect, but I believe that /bin/login sets the MAIL variable. It will be available in your login shell, but unless it's been exported, will not show up in subshells, such as your script.
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Old 12-02-2002
You may need to post your script. Putting the following into a script works fine.

#!/bin/ksh
print "Mail file path: " $MAIL
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