Re: Is this a joke?

Joseph S. Barrera III (
Tue, 5 Jan 1999 13:26:39 -0800

>AOL is suing AT&T claiming that the phrase "You have mail" is proprietary.

I hope AOL remembers to go after BSD, Linux, and every other Unix that uses
"You have new mail", e.g.:

slacksrc\ap\termnet\ncftp183\defaults.h:#define NEWMAILMESSAGE "You have
new mail."

I know BSD csh used the phrase; I wish I could remember if the bourne shell
did as well.

- Joe