Terminal Mail

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Wowzera, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. Wowzera macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Hello,

    Sometime ago I used a program called CloverDiary, but since then, it send Mail to my terminal everyday. How can I get ride of it? It looks to be using Crontab.

     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    #2
    From Terminal you can get a list of cron jobs for your user account by typing,
    Code:
    crontab -l
    (That's a lowercase L at the end.)

    If there is a cron job you want to get rid of enter these commands,
    Code:
    export EDITOR=pico
    crontab -e
    Then just delete the line you want.

    You can alternatively try out Crontooie, which gives you a GUI for the cron jobs.
     
  3. Wowzera thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    It tells me that there's no crontab for my user name, but, I still receive them :confused:
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    #4
    It's possible it was saved in a cron for another user account.

    To see if it was assigned to the root user (hopefully not). The following command will ask for password.
    Code:
    sudo crontab -u root -l
    The Clover Diary may have created it's own name. To check for this,
    Code:
    cat /etc/passwd
    This will output some stuff to the screen. There'll be some lines that start with an underscore (_) followed by a name then a bunch other stuff after the colon. Those are various names that could potentially have cron jobs assigned to them. See if there's one with the name of clover diary or similar. If there is try the sudo command above again and replace root with the name you find.

    If all that fails you may want to contact the maker of the program to see if they're willing to help.
     
  5. Wowzera thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    I sent an e-mail to him, hopefully it will be answered!
    I want to get ride of it!
    Thank you so much for helping! :)
     
  6. dethmaShine macrumors 68000

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    #6
    Did you ever get a response from the app maker cause I even I face the same issue?
     

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