locked mailbox

Sebastian Taralunga seba at tcx.ro
Mon Apr 3 13:36:19 EDT 2000

Hello Kirk, 

Please try:

fuser /usr/spool/mail/kirk

or whatever your mailbox file is. On my system:

fuser /usr/spool/mail/seba 
/usr/spool/mail/seba:  2380

This will tell you which process keeps your mailbox locked.
Then try:

 ps ax |grep 2380 

(in my case it tells me that pine is the one to blame)


kill 2380 

Or even more: 

kill -9 2380

This should sort out the problem. 



On Mon, 3 Apr 2000 cpt.kirk at 1tree.net wrote:

> Pine isn't running in the background. I have necountered that one. The
> problem exists even after killin all user process except a ncftp session
> running in the background.
> Kirk Wood
> Cpt.Kirk at 1tree.net

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