Ending Mail

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers Ending Mail
# 1  
Old 05-09-2001

I a problem. I would like write script in True64 Unix.see below.

last testerkl | head > mailfile.asc
wolteru < mailfile.asc

With the "last" command I get a list when testerkl logged on. And I would like to send this to a user. But how can I write in a "ctrl.-d" and "ctrl.-c" that send and ends the mail.


# 2  
Old 05-09-2001
I'm not sure I've fully understood your problem. You can
mail the contents of a file by 'mail'. E.g.:

last testerkl | head > mailfile.asc
mail -s "Your subject" testerkl@his-host < mailfile.asc

I hope this helps.

-- Dolom --
# 3  
Old 05-11-2001
The problem was to stop the mail deamon. because I didn't want a dead process. Since this is sent every night I was worried that it could interfer with my daily backups. But I found out that after 2 minutes the mail deamin logs out. So my problem is solved.

Just for info. "last username" is not a file. It shows the login history of the user. It give's a output. And this display output I wanted to send to a user. The "last" command can use by all users.


From the man from germany
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

9 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Client was not authenticated to send anonymous mail during MAIL FROM (in reply to MAIL FROM comm

I am having trouble getting mail to work on a red hat server. At first I was getting this message. Diagnostic-Code: X-Postfix; delivery temporarily suspended: connect to :25: Connection refused Then added the port to my firewall. Then I temporarily turned off selinux. I then copied this file... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: cokedude
1 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

If loop not ending

Hi, The first if loop in the script not ending and going to infinite loop. #!/usr/bin/ksh set -vx lc=1 st_date=$(date "+%Y%m%d") LOGFILE=/home/infa_shared/OM_ftp_transfer.log.$st_date file="/home/infa_shared/OM_WF.log.$st_date" while ]; do if ] then sleep 15 let lc=lc+1 print... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: nag_sathi
4 Replies

3. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

need to configure mail setting to send mail to outlook mail server

i have sun machines having solaris 9 & 10 OS . Now i need to send mail from the machines to my outlook account . I have the ip adress of OUTLOOK mail server. Now what are the setting i need to do in solaris machines so that i can use mailx or sendmail. actually i am trying to automate the high... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: amitranjansahu
2 Replies

4. SCO

File name ending with @

Hi Current SCO Unix 5.05 I see that there are filenames with @ at the end of file name for example in the /usr/lib there is file lpadmin@ what does the @ represent when it is at the end of the file name Thanks (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: atish0
4 Replies

5. Shell Programming and Scripting

Ending a script

Hi all, I am trying to end a Menu script. Can people suggest various methods please? At the moment I am doing: quit=n while do ...Code Code Code... read userinput case $userinput in q|Q) quit=y;; esac done But this doesn't seem to work every time, occasionally it will work,... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: mikejreading
6 Replies

6. Solaris

how to forward mail in /var/mail/username to external mail

Dear All, Now I use solaris 10 and I try to forward mail from /var/mail/username to their external mail so what should I do? thank u in advance (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: unitipon
2 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

never ending loop

Guys I have a script like the one below. One script executes another script in a loop. but i want the other script within the main script to be executed only 3 times. the script within the main script again references the main script after its execution. plz help. while } ] do... (21 Replies)
Discussion started by: ragha81
21 Replies

8. Programming

executables ending with *

Hi All, I m very new to unix. I have a basic doubt .. In unix I m seeing that there is a * at the end of by executable name (exe1*).. Wht is the significance of that Thanks a lot in advance (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: binums
2 Replies

9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

File- Ending

Hi folks! I'm new in this forum and in the UNIX-world too!! I've got a real problem: I have to read out datas like name and e-mail-adress from a Windows- Server from the active directory and put this information into a file. This file should be moved (or copied) on a Unix- Server... But I... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: spikylina
3 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question