Any idea why my Mac terminal says:
You have mail in /var/mail/lofye
How can I make it stop saying that every time I open terminal?
Somehow you've had a script or something similar deliver mail to your account on your local machine which is stored in
You can either remove the file
/var/mail/$USER which will remove the alert that you have mail (as it will alert you if that folder is present and/or has unread messages) or you can use
d deletes it.
There are several ways to remove it. The simplest is:
You need to include the '>'
I'm willing to bet it's because there are files in that folder.
Have you actually looked at the contents of the folder? If there is something in there, it will more than likely give you an idea of what caused it, and how to prevent it in the future.
From the terminal:
cd /var/mail/lofye ls
If you don't have mail, you won't see the message (there's not even a folder for my username under mail on my mac).
d * and press Enter. The
d command means
delete and the
* selects all mails in the list.
If your running ClamAV for Mac this is a known issue. The system mails you after each update and scheduled scan.
I was able to just create a .hushlogin and I've a clean Terminal now.
$ touch .hushlogin