[conspire] Linux program to remove mail from server?
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Apr 27 19:46:37 PDT 2005
Quoting Ross Bernheim (rossbernheim at speakeasy.net):
> Mac OS X is a far better model for usability, though there are a lot of
> good things to be mined from OS 9 and from the utilities added to both
> to provide additional features. I particularly liked the Apple menu
> under OS 9 and earlier.
And yet, its scripting abilities mostly suck, except where they're drawn
from the BSD base (and are command-line tools). Edward described a
classic situation plainly calling for simple scripting -- a laundry-list
of POP3 sites to have bulk delete operations performed on them -- but
he then rejected out of hand a number of utilities probably suitable to
his problem because they aren't "GUI".
That's pretty much like saying you want a freeway route between San Jose
and San Francisco, but reject use of motor vehicles. I have nothing
against people disliking motor vehicles, but just point out that their
freeway options will be few and far between.
 App-specific automation plus legacy AppleScript and Frontier
scripting noted in passing.
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