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mail [options ] [users ]

Read mail (if no users listed), or send mail to other users . Type ? for a summary of commands. Esoteric debugging options exist (not listed) for system administrators. See also mailx and vacation .

Options for Sending Mail

-m type

Print a "Message-type:" line at the heading of the letter, followed by type of message.

-t

Print a "To:" line at the heading of the letter, showing the names of the recipients.

-w

Force mail to be sent to remote users without waiting for remote transfer program to complete.

Options for Reading Mail

-e

Test for the existence of mail without printing it. Exit status is 0 if mail exists; otherwise 1.

-f file

Read mail from alternate mailbox file .

-F names

Forward all incoming mail to recipient names . SVR4 only. (See vacation in Appendix B .)

-h

Display a window of messages rather than the latest message.

-p

Print all messages without pausing.

-P

Print messages with all header lines displayed.

-q

Terminate on an interrupt.

-r

Print oldest messages first.


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