Pine: Folder Lock/Read Only for "users" (not root)

Pine: Folder Lock/Read Only for "users" (not root)

Post by aspi.. » Tue, 27 Jun 1995 04:00:00




Newsgroups: comp.mail.pine
Subject: Pine under Linux 1.1.59 - Folder Lock/Readonly
Date: 24 Jun 1995 01:18:59 GMT


Sorry if this is a FAQ, I run Pine under Linux (Slackware 2.1.0) and am having
a problem (that I probably cause <ughhh!>)...

Yes that dreaded "Folder is Readonly...Folder is Locked...by another Process".
Nothing seems to fix this problem, which only affects regular users (not root).

Shutting down and rebooting doesn't fix it, and I cannot seem to find any
lock files.  The man-page for "pine" (man pine) refers to:

Per Folder Lock Files:   /tmp .\usr\spool\mail\****

(sorry if I am a complete idiot, but I don't even understand this convention of
 referring to a file <or path?> with the slashes going in the other direction???
 What does that mean?  I don't find any files other than the mail files for each
 username in /usr/spool/mail (symbolic link to /var/spool/mail)... and I don't
 understand what is meant by this switch in *slashes*.  Isn't that DOS type
 slashes ?)

Any help would be appreciated!  As I mentioned - I probably did something
stupid as root (ooops! Sysadmin BOOT CAMP here :-)
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