biff in Squeeze
Both MAIL & MAILCHECK are set in the environment but I have set
MAILCHECK=0 in .bashrc which ought to solve the problem. I've yet to
find where it's set though in Squeeze.
On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 12:34:15PM -0600, Bob Proulx wrote:
> Mike McClain wrote:
> > But something is sending 'You have mail in /var/mail/mike' often
> > in the middle of me typing a commandline or editing a file which can
> > be most disconcerting & annoying. I get these messages even when the
> > mail is old mail I just haven't thrown away yet.
> > Can someone tell me what might be doing this and how to control it?
> This may be the shell's own built-in mail check. The bash
> documentation for example says:
> Specifies how often (in seconds) bash checks for mail.
> The default is 60 seconds. When it is time to check for
> mail, the shell does so before displaying the primary
> prompt. If this variable is unset, or set to a value
> that is not a number greater than or equal to zero, the
> shell disables mail checking.
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