, one of the intercommunication command
s available to the user
. To use mail
mail -(switch) (argument)
-d Start debugging output
-e Check for mail
-F Put the message in a file. The name of the file is
the name of the first recipient
-H Print only the header information
-I Ignore any interrupts
-n Do not initialize from the mail.rc file
-N Do not print the header information
-U Convert UUCP to Internet addresses
-v Pass the -v flag to sendmail
-f (filename) Read messages from (filename) instead
of the mailbox.
-f (folder) Use file named (folder) in a directory
-h (number) Checks the hops made. Kills infinite
-r (address) Pass the (address) argument to the
MTA or network delivery software.
-s (subject) Replace the subject header field with
the new (subject).
-T (file) Prints the article-ID of all messages
-u (username) Allows you to read (username)'s mailbox
contents. You must have the proper
permissions in that user's home directory.
Note: Anything in parenthesis should be replaced, such
as (filename) to bigfile.log (note no parenthesis).
is stored in the system mailbox
. After you open a mail message, it gets placed in the mbox
in your home directory