sudo anomaly

perryh at perryh at
Mon Sep 27 06:49:54 UTC 2010

Steven Friedrich <FreeBSD at> wrote:

> ... tried sudo mail. I got root's mailbox nd I deleted all but two
> emails. When I q(uit) mail, it said it saved 2 messages in mbox.
> But when I try to go back in it says I don't have any mail. There
> is no root directory in /var/mail.
> Did sudo lose my mbox?

"mbox" != the (input) system mailbox.

Chances are, those 2 messages are in /root/mbox

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