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NAME

from - print names of those who have sent mail

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Synopsis
Description
Environment
Files
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History

SYNOPSIS

from [-c] [-f file] [-s sender] [user]

DESCRIPTION

The from utility prints out the mail header lines from the invoker’s mailbox.

The following options are available:
-c Just print a count of messages and exit.
-f file
  The supplied file is examined instead of the invoker’s mailbox. If the -f option is used, the user argument should not be used. Read from standard input if file name "" is given.
-s sender
  Only mail from addresses containing the supplied string are printed.

If user is given, the user ’s mailbox is examined instead of the invoker’s own mailbox. (Privileges are required.)

ENVIRONMENT

MAIL If set, the location of the invoker’s mailbox. Otherwise, the default in /var/mail is used.

FILES

/var/mail/*
 

SEE ALSO

biff(1), mail(1)

HISTORY

The from command appeared in BSD 3.0 .
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