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Old 12-27-2010
Purge MAil file


merry christmas.
on AIX 6.1,
the file /var/spool/mail/user, should/can be purged manually ?
Any commande line to purge it ?

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Old 12-29-2010
You can simply use "mail" and then "d*" - this will delete all the mail messages.
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Old 12-29-2010
Or, just remove the file, if you intend to delete ALL the messages. Or if you prefer:
cp /dev/null /var/spool/mail/user

if you need to distinguish between never having gotten mail and having no mail.
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