You have mail.
10 Nov 2009
Sometimes I’m greeted by this message in terminal:
Last login: Tue Nov 10 21:28:45 on ttys002 You have mail.
One of my projects uses cron to schedule tasks and so some test data got into my crontab file. Ok, I go delete the tasks out of crontab and delete my messages. This comes up so rarely that I forget how to delete the messages and I usually have trouble opening crontab on my first try since textmate is my default editor.
Set nano as my editor by issuing this command:
$ export EDITOR='nano' $ crontab -e
Then use Ctrl+K to quickly delete all the lines in the file, Ctrl+O to save the file, Ctrl+X to exit.
Now time to delete all the mail:
$ mail Mail version 8.1 6/6/93. Type ? for help. "/var/mail/danhixon": 720 messages 720 new >N 1 danhixon@yMac.local Tue Nov 10 01:00 19/691 "Cron
Type ‘d *’ return, then q, return. (Do not type x, that will exit without saving.)