[svlug] Counting email

Joey Hess joey at kitenet.net
Wed May 3 13:02:25 PDT 2000


Drew Bertola wrote:
> Can anyone tell me the preferred method for counting the exact number
> of messages in /var/spool/mail/$USER ?  I've been been using
> 
> grep "^FROM " | wc -l 
> 
> but it shows some minor inaccuracies.

joey at gumdrop:~>countmail
SEVENTY-THREE!

SEVENTY-THREE NEW MAIL MESSAGES!

HAHAHAHAHA!

countmail is from bsdgames. Less obnoxiously, just use /usr/bin/from, from
bsdmainutils (that's the debian package name, I don't know what other
distributions call it).

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see shy jo





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