[Alpine-info] Re: Changing access provider
Beartooth at swva.net
Fri Mar 20 10:16:23 PDT 2009
On Thu, 19 Mar 2009 12:53:52 -0400, John G. Bennett wrote:
> Today, at 12:32pm, Beartooth wrote:
>> What I really want is to run both for a while, till I get
>> everything currently at the old provider shifted over. I also want to
>> set up an autoforward there -- or have the old provider do so, if I
>> All advice & info welcome!
> You can edit pinerc with any text editor (e.g., pico) to put in the
> correct addresses (back up the file before editing for safety).
Ok, I did that -- on the machine I use least. Then I changed it,
not by editing .pinerc, but using M > S > C from within Alpine, a method
I find far less confusing.
It has now sent a test message to the old local address and to my
main one, and gotten replies back from them. So the easy part is OK.
> You can run different pinerc files and invoke them from the command
> line, or in Windows, from different shortcuts on your desktop. (See
> command line options in Alpine's help for the command line option to
Wow -- a whole book's worth of stuff I hadn't realized was there.
Among it all, I find this :
Uses the named file as the personal configuration file instead of
~/.pinerc or the default PINERC search sequence PC-Alpine uses.
Alpinerc may be either a local file or a remote
Let me see if I understand it.
Assuming I want to use mainly the new (Comcast) account, and only
rarely the old (swva) one, I can simply rename the backup .pinerc to
alpswv, and then "alpine -p alpswv" will put me into that -- right? Or if
I were going to keep on using both, I could create a bash alias such as
"alpswv" and use that as a command to save typing -- also right?
I have one laptop, and one spare hard drive on one machine, with
XP installed -- for the rare occasions, soon I hope to cease, on which I
have to use that OS. I think I'll just put off changing PC-Alpine till I
can do it once and for all -- or maybe abandon it along with all of XP.
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.
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