mutt and flock

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Thu Aug 14 08:01:15 PDT 2003

In the last episode (Aug 14), Jim Freeze said:
> I recently attempted to send an email with a large attachement.
> During the send process, the disk ran out of space and I had to Ctl-C
> out. After clearing space on the drive, whenever I send mail with
> mutt, I get a message that it fails to flock sent-mail.
> I've looked and can't find a lock file or other artifact that would
> be causing the problem.
> Can someone tell me how to clear the locked file?

Try running fstat or lsof on the mailbox file; it's possible there's
still a process running that has locked the file and isn't letting go.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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