Unix PINE Quick Reference
PINE (Program for Internet News and E-mail) is a menu-based tool for
handling electronic mail and Usenet news. In its default
configuration, Pine offers an intentionally limited set of functions
geared toward the novice user, but it also has a growing list of
optional power-user and personal-preference features. For more
information about using PINE to read Usenet news, see the Reading
Usenet News with PINE quick reference.
Type "pine" at the Unix shell prompt to see the PINE main menu. The
first time it is invoked PINE may offer to create various
configuration files and/or folders for handling mail; allow it to
create these as needed in the places it suggests unless you require
them to be located elsewhere. Also, type "y" when it asks if you wish
to receive the latest PINE information be e-mail.
To compose a message, type "c" at the PINE main menu, then fill in the
mail header as needed and compose your message. Type ^x to send it
(I.e., press control and hold, then press x, then release both) or
press ^c to cancel the message.
Help from PINE is available at any time by typing "?" and following the
menu prompts. Help is also available from the Unix man pages (type "man
A general tutorial about PINE can be viewed from the PINE main menu by
Type "q" and press Return at any time to exit PINE.
Reading Usenet News with PINE Quick Reference