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mail command of Unix





pollux1er
Please can somebody help, I want to use the fuction mail of §Unix to send mail troughout the system. What i'm asking myself is, is it like an instant messenger or just a mailer? How to use that command?
Thanks in advance
jackill
You mean this?

http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/computing/users/eiamjw/unix/chap6.html

To send mails, use eg. mutt email client.
pollux1er
My problem is when i finish to write a message. What should i do to stop it?
zb10948
It's too...hmm bulky to be used as IM system.
Quote:


To send a message to one or more people, mail can be invoked with arguments which are the names of people to whom the mail will be sent. You are then expected to type in your message, followed by a <control-D> at the beginning of a line.



You can end a mail session with the quit (q) command. Messages which have been examined go to your mbox file unless they have been deleted in which case they are discarded. Unexamined messages go back to the post office.
pollux1er
zb10948 wrote:
It's too...hmm bulky to be used as IM system.


To send a message to one or more people, mail can be invoked with arguments which are the names of people to whom the mail will be sent. You are then expected to type in your message, followed by a <control-D> at the beginning of a line.



You can end a mail session with the quit (q) command. Messages which have been examined go to your mbox file unless they have been deleted in which case they are discarded. Unexamined messages go back to the post office.


Do you know the command Write? How does it work? Does it work the same way?
Nyizsa
Have you ever seen the abbreviation RTFM?
If you have any questions about Unix commands, why not just type
Code:
man command
where command is the one you want to know more about?
pollux1er
Nyizsa wrote:
Have you ever seen the abbreviation RTFM?
If you have any questions about Unix commands, why not just type
Code:
man command
where command is the one you want to know more about?


I already know about the man command. But i need to have more specification on how to use it. When you use write.

write "username"

How is it working?
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