I have mail, but where?
bsam at ipt.ru
Wed Dec 23 08:45:28 UTC 2009
On Wed, 23 Dec 2009 09:05:04 +0100 Andrea Venturoli wrote:
> Steve Randall ha scritto:
> >> No mail for andrea
> > Are there really two spaces in a row there? That's a vital clue.
> Sure. I noticed that too, but though it might be normal.
> > For
> > some reason your 'USER' environment variable is set to ' andrea' (with a
> > leading space). Then .cshrc sets the 'mail' shell variable to
> > '(/var/mail/ andrea)'. That's now a list with two elements. Since the
> > first is a directory, csh counts the files in it, assuming they are
> > messages.
> > Since you don't have this problem with console logins, look for a
> > configuration error in your GUI login manager.
> This is interesting...
> Unfortunately (or luckily), today that message does not appear
> anymore, so I can't check.
Which message are you talking about? Is it a message "You have new
mail"? The latter shows only once if there is a new mail. The system
doesn't prompt you when there is unread mail. So you should actually
read (and delete, save, etc.) your mail.
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