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Langue: en

Version: August 2008 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


mail - the standard /usr/bin/mail interface


mail [OPTION...] [address...]


GNU mail -- the standard /usr/bin/mail interface
-a, --append=HEADER: VALUE Append given header to the message being sent
-e, --exist
Return true if mail exists
-E, --exec=COMMAND
-f, --file[=URL]
Operate on given mailbox URL (default ~/mbox)
-F, --byname
Save messages according to sender
-H, --headers
Write a header summary and exit
-i, --ignore
Ignore interrupts
-n, --norc
Do not read the system mailrc file
-N, --nosum
Do not display initial header summary
-p, --print
Print all mail to standard output
-q, --quit
Cause interrupts to terminate program
-r, --read
Same as -p
-s, --subject=SUBJ
Send a message with a Subject of SUBJ
-t, --to
Precede message by a list of addresses
-u, --user=USER
Operate on USER's mailbox
Common options
Print license and exit
--external-locker=PATH Set full path to the external locker program
Number of seconds after which the lock expires
Default locker flags (E=external, R=retry, T=time, P=pid)
Set the maximum number of times to retry acquiring the lockfile
Set timeout for acquiring the lockfile
-m, --mail-spool=URL
Use specified URL as a mailspool directory
Default mailbox type to use
Enable TLS support
-?, --help
give this help list
give a short usage message
-V, --version
print program version

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.


Report bugs to <>.


The complete GNU mailutils manual is not available in Debian systems due to licensing reasons. You can find this manual online in the GNU mailutils webpage:
>> Quels sont les symptômes délirants? 255 c'est un peu téléphoné comme
>> valeur...
TL> C'est vrai que c'est la valeur max d'un unsigned char.
OM> 2**8-1 (hein)
-+- TL et OM sur debian-french: "Heckel et Jeckel" -+-