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I said in part or if via the commant <sp> line.

Do you mean from the Terminal command line? It doesn't work for me there.

Sorry for the confusion. I just meant that some people would refer to it as, and was giving a reason why. AFAIK, you can't run Apple's mail app from the command line. I don't think you can do this for most things.....just like how back in Win95 land you couldn't run most apps in dos if they were made to be in a GUI in Win95.

Is it common in Linux to have one app be accessible from both the GUI and a command line?

As far as checking your mail, you might be more successful in finding a mail app that you can run via command line that can use the same files as Apple's Mail app. Or, you can set up your GUI mail app to leave messages on the server.

I only wish I'd gone with Linux a few times a day

If Linux can do what you want better, use it! Hopefully you can do the stuff in one of the versions of Linux that runs on Apple's hardware. Let's see, there's LinuxPPC and YellowDog. I think there might be one or two others. I'm sure you know this, but just make another partition on your drive and boot into it when you want to do stuff in there.

That way you can claim your early adopter status, get the things done that another OS works better for you, and still hopefully find more and more ways that you can do those things in X instead of your secondary OS.


(sorry for the confusion on the GUI vs command line thing. I'm still used to doing most everything in the GUI, though I have found a lot of things that for me work faster in the command line (copying/moving files, changing privledges, getting some info, getting to files invisible to the GUI....and more and more each day))
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