Unix Tip #4345- February 2, 2014


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WHO SENT ME MAIL


To know who all have sent you mail.

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#!/bin/sh

: ${USER:=`expr "\`LANG=C id\`" : 'uid=[0-9]*(\([^)]*\).*'`}

for MBox in /var/mail/$USER /usr/spool/mail/$USER ""
do
[ -r "$MBox" ] && break
done

[ -z "$MBox" ] && exec echo "No mailbox"

exec grep "^From " "$@" "$MBox"

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This tip generously supported by: pradeep@cdacb.ernet.in



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