Today I learned that the proper way to check system mail on a Linux box is not by moving or deleting files from /var/mail, but using the mail command. Imagine that! I had to read the man pages to figure out how to use it, which is to be expected for a command line utility. I’m also looking at rdiff-backup to see if I can use it for real, scheduled and incremental backups instead of the current full-backups-when-I-remember system. (Please don’t hurt me for admitting it! I’m not proud to say it!)

EDIT: Daily backups are now scheduled.

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