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Old 05-06-2008, 05:47 PM   #1
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Command Line To Delete Emails In Inbox


If logged in as root, is there a command line that can delete all emails in the root inbox?

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Old 05-06-2008, 05:53 PM   #2
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Old 05-06-2008, 05:58 PM   #3
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Thank you,

I tried that, but I must be doing something wrong. I have 187,000 emails in the inbox, so when I type mail, it scrolls and I get the & prompt. Is this where I type d*?

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