blank.gif (43 bytes)

Church Of The
Swimming Elephant


Unix PINE Quick Reference
Basic Information
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 Facilities
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
Online Tutorials
A general tutorial about PINE can be viewed from the PINE main menu by
pressing "?".
Type "q" and press Return at any time to exit PINE.
Related Topics
Reading Usenet News with PINE Quick Reference


Protect yourself from cyberstalkers, identity thieves, and those who would snoop on you.
Stop spam from invading your inbox without losing the mail you want. We give you more control over your e-mail than any other service.
Block popups, ads, and malicious scripts while you surf the net through our anonymous proxies.
Participate in Usenet, host your web files, easily send anonymous messages, and more, much more.
All private, all encrypted, all secure, all in an easy to use service, and all for only $5.95 a month!

Service Details

Have you gone to church today?
All pages ©1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Church of the Swimming Elephant unless otherwise stated
Church of the Swimming Elephant©1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 is a wholly owned subsidiary of Packetderm, LLC.

Packetderm, LLC
210 Park Ave #308
Worcester, MA 01609