Hello Jon,

On Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at 7:40:18 AM you wrote:

> | /bin/cat /dev/null

> This will cause cat to cat /dev/null (which takes no fileio cpu, since
> its null and empty), and exits with a clean 0, telling vpopmail that
> everything went okay.

It will create a process and therefor use fileIO and CPU, as it has to look
for '/bin/cat', read the file and execute it; therefore reserve memory,
etc. etc. etc ...

Why not doing it the 'qmail-way'???

$>cat .qmail-emtpy

This will make qmail-local ignore the line as it is 'only' a comment, but
not take any further steps for delivering the mail, as one valid
instruction (the dot-qmail-file) was found.
No need to spawn additional processes or doing some really nifty stuff to
make simple thing look really complicated done by a simple instruction :-)
Best regards
Peter Palmreuther                            mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]

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