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Old 10-28-2003, 02:08 PM   #1
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postfix spool problem


under /usr/var/spool/mail there is the file that is full. i need an editor that will let me know the first and last entry in the file. and i need someway to know how to start purging the file. i believe that the new stuff is being lost (aka not removing older entries) and not added to the file. i need a way to clean the file up so that newer entries won't be continued to be lost.
 
Old 10-29-2003, 11:53 AM   #2
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for the moment, i've just deleted everything in the bounced folder...therefor it is starting to recieve hits again. however, it will fill up rather quickly and shut down again. what is the best way to allow the file to delete the older hits and keep the newer ones....? fifo design.....
 
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Old 10-30-2003, 11:50 AM   #4
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what's the best way to just completely cut out x amount of lines out of a file. can i use the cut command to delete from line x down, or can i do a redirect so many lines back onto itself...or something. sorry still trying to figure out what all you can do with the cut command. thanks for any help....
 
  


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