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Old 10-17-2017, 04:36 PM   #1
abraham.bruck
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mail - stops listing after 34 lines with a "?"


Hope all is well with you and yours.

I have a quick Linux mail question.

I need to get some data from all received mail and load it into the PostgreSQL DB. I use fetchmail to get them from a remote server and they go to /var/mail/abruck

There are 2 lines that I need from each email: Date and Subject.

When I just type "mail" to get the mail content, I get exactly what I want:
Code:
 U   1 Dispatch Team      Tue Oct 17 11:55 192/11778 (FOLLOW-UP) 1 - Emergency Work Order# WO-0003342 at (Ranch) | ETA NEEDED - CRM:01136317
 U   2 Dispatch Team      Tue Oct 17 11:55 289/18637 4 - Normal Work Order# WO-0003304 SCHEDULED for 8/8/2017 4:30 PM (Wents) - CRM:01136334
 U   3 Dispatch Team      Tue Oct 17 11:55 289/18637 4 - Normal Work Order# WO-0003304 SCHEDULED for 8/9/2017 4:00 PM (Wents) - CRM:01136338
......
 U  33 Dispatch Team      Tue Oct 17 11:55 187/11550 (FOLLOW-UP) 2 - Critical Work Order# WO-0002897 at (Caas) | ETA NEEDED - CRM:01136469
 U  34 Dispatch Team      Tue Oct 17 11:55 190/11725 (FOLLOW-UP) 1 - Emergency Work Order# WO-0003342 at (Ranch) | ETA NEEDED - CRM:01136473
?
except that it stops after 34 lines with a "?"

How can I get ALL the emails without stopping every 34 lines with a "?". I want go > it all into one file.

Greatly appreciate your time and efforts ...
 
Old 10-17-2017, 05:20 PM   #2
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What have you tried?
man mail ??
 
Old 10-18-2017, 02:49 AM   #3
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abraham.bruck, please understand that this is one of the historically oldest UNIX (not Linux!) commands.
The UI is not exactly rich.
 
  


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