On Fri, Jun 11, 1999 at 12:07:53PM +0000 John P. Looney wrote:
> I don't know if it's mutt that's doing it, but it's marked my inbox as
> read-only. Root can read it with mutt, and I can read it with mailx/vim,
> but mutt won't do anything to the mailbox.
>> Has it control files or state files or something in a temp directory ? If
> so, I can't find any. It's really wierd. I've not changed the ~/.muttrc
> file in a few weeks, and restarting mutt doesn't help...
I had the same problem. I had a look at the source code, looking at the
read-only variable, and saw that it tries to create a lock file in the mail
directory and if it can't create the lock file, sets the mailbox to readonly.
The problem was that (although it had write acccess to the mail file), it
didn't have write access to the directory. A quick chmod on the directory
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