Contacts and Calendars Standard

Angus Lees gus at
Tue Jul 15 13:41:12 EEST 2003

At 15 Jul 2003 10:33:22 +0100, Dave Cridland [Home] wrote:
> Can I throw a spanner in the works by suggesting that, rather than
> define a standard place for the Calendar and Contact details, we should
> define a standard way to find that place?


> Email:

> It's worth considering that nobody here is really specifying where "the
> mailbox" is, but where either of "The INBOX" is, or "The maildrop" is,
> or "The local mailstore" is.

That'd be $MAIL, defaulting to /var/mail/$USER
(or /var/spool/mail/$USER on non-FHS Unices)

It should be so trivial to work out if its mbox, MH or Maildir, that I
can't see any reason to have to specify it further.

 - Gus

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