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Old 07-10-2019, 11:22 AM   #1
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command mail

hi guys, on centos 7 i can't to read the mail messages with the mail command, on freebsd mail command show me the mails of crontab, system, etc...
On centos i have to go /var/mail/user to read the mails, however those are on plain text.

How can i to enable mail command to read, delete, etc.

thanks for you support, and sorry for my english poor.
Old 07-10-2019, 11:46 AM   #2
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Is the mail command installed?

If mail command is installed, what is the exact message that you get when you type "mail"?

If mail command is not installed, you need to install mailx package "sudo yum install mailx"
Old 07-10-2019, 11:51 AM   #3
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yes, the mail command is installed, it show me:
No mail for root
however, the mail file on /var/mail/root have a lot of mails
Old 07-10-2019, 12:01 PM   #4
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already can use mail command normaly, i needed to add -f to show the content of /var/mail/root file, now i just to do an alias to show me it automatically.



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