mail (Unix)

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mail is a command line email client for Unix and Unix-like operating systems.

Example usage[edit]

mail -s "You've got mail" -c cc.rider@example.org somebody@example.com anotherbody@example.net

This sends a message with the subject "You've got mail" to two recipients, somebody@example.com and anotherbody@example.net, and CCs (copies) a third, cc.rider@example.org. The message will be typed after the command is entered and will be ended with Control-D.

Any Unix command sequence that generates text can be used to send a message in one line. For example:

echo "Some message" | mail -s "meeting today" somebody@example.com

This is especially useful for having a system report its status automatically through email.

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