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Old 11-15-2007, 09:26 AM   #1
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Calculate total number of mailq items


How would I be able to simply return the total number of mailq items, rather than have the whole mail queue list displayed? I'd like to use something like:

# mailq
2102 results

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I currently don't have access to a mail-server, what's the format
you really get? If it's one per line just do
mailq|wc -l



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