FreeBSD > Sending a Message by E-Mail

Posted on in Categories News last updated February 23, 2005

E-mail is a way of sending a message between users and administrators from command prompt for shell script. Use mail command as follows

mail -s “Subject” username-name or email-id
email message
email message
…
..
When the message is complete, press Control-D or type dot character and press return/enter key.

1) To send email to root user to notify printing problem
mail -s “printing problem” [email protected]

Hi Admin

I am having problem with printing can you please check up what is wrong with it. It was working fine untile late evening after that it is not printing from my HP-UX workstation.

Thanks

Joy D.

Please note you can also use webmail program form your web browser or other mail client if already configured.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. He has worked with global clients and in various industries, including IT, education, defense and space research, and the nonprofit sector. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+.

Leave a Comment