Linux系统邮件查看及清空

发布于 2015-10-22 来源 原文链接

在操作Linux命令时,时常出现以下这样一句话
You have mailin/var/spool/mail/root
这个是提示有最新的邮件,你可以使用mail命令阅读
# mail
Heirloom Mail version 12.4 7/29/08. Type ?forhelp.
"/var/spool/mail/root": 383 messages 381 unread
  1 user@localhost.local Tue Apr 10 20:09 183/7743 "[abrt] full crash report"
>U 2 user@localhost.local Tue Apr 10 20:15 183/7730 "[abrt] full crash report"
 U 3 user@localhost.local Tue Apr 10 20:20 183/7730 "[abrt] full crash report"
 U 4 user@localhost.local Tue Apr 10 20:22 183/7730 "[abrt] full crash report" 
然后使用n 编号查看相应邮件,如查看编号为4的邮件
n 4
Message 4:
From user@localhost.localdomain Tue Apr 10 20:22:07 2012
Return-Path:  X-Original-To: root@localhost
Delivered-To: root@localhost.localdomain
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:22:07 +0000
From: user@localhost.localdomain
To: root@localhost.localdomain
Subject: [abrt] full crash report
User-Agent: Heirloom mailx 12.4 7/29/08
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Status: RO
 
Duplicate check
使用q键退出mail系统
Held 384 messagesin/var/spool/mail/root
You have mailin/var/spool/mail/root
当然,里边都是一些无关紧要的邮件,我们也可以清空,清空很简单,只需要进入/var/spool/mail就好
# cd /var/spool/mail/
列出了所有用户的邮件
total 14560
-rw-rw---- 1 li** mail   6774 May 18 17:17 lizhong8532
-rw-rw---- 1 mysql    mail    0 Apr 23 16:58 mysql
-rw------- 1 root    mail 14880366 Jul 26 13:50 root
-rw-rw---- 1 www     mail    0 Apr 23 18:23 www
删除邮件,比如删除root的邮件,只需要写空就好,最好别删除,否则容易出错
# echo ''>root
You have mailin/var/spool/mail/root
# ll
total 12
-rw-rw---- 1 li** mail 6774 May 18 17:17 lizhong8532
-rw-rw---- 1 mysql    mail  0 Apr 23 16:58 mysql
-rw------- 1 root    mail  0 Jul 26 13:54 root
-rw-rw---- 1 www     mail  0 Apr 23 18:23 www 
这样即可删除烦人的邮件提示了,虽然执行echo ''>root命令会提示You have mail in /var/spool/mail/root但实际上邮件内容已经清空,当root文件发生改动,一律都提示You have mail in /var/spool/mail/root