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How to Delete All Root User’s Emails Using Command Line in Linux

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Written by Santosh Prasad

If you are a Linux user and if there are lots of emails on root mailbox. This article will help you to remove all emails from root mailbox.

In this article I will show how you can remove all root user emails using command line. I will provide you two methods to remove user emails in Linux system using single command.

Method #1

Using below command you can simply delete all emails of root user or any other user on Linux system.

# echo 'd *' | mail -N

Method #2

Using second method you can empty the root mailbox file or any user mailbox file. Follow the below command to empty the root mailbox file.

# cp /dev/null /var/spool/mail/root
Alternatively 
# > /var/spool/mail/root

If you want to delete other users mailbox just replace the root user with other username.

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Santosh Prasad

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