OpenWindows User's Guide

Saving to an Absolute Path in Your Home Directory

To save mail to an absolute location in your home directory, you can precede the path with the variable $HOME, or with the tilde (~) on your keyboard, followed by your user account name (or that of another user's home directory where you have write permission). The tilde indicates the top level of your home directory.

To save a mail message in a location under your home directory, follow the instructions in the section "Saving Mail to the New Default Location", but use the form in one of the examples below to type the path on the Mail File text field:


When you choose Move or Copy, the chosen mail file in your mailbox is stored in a file named filename in a subdirectory named Subdirectory under your home directory.