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FROM(1)                            BSD General Commands Manual                            FROM(1)

NAME
     from — print names of those who have sent mail

SYNOPSIS
     from [-c] [-f file] [-s sender] [user]

DESCRIPTION
     The from utility prints out the mail header lines from the invoker's mailbox.

     The following options are available:

     -c      Just print a count of messages and exit.

     -f file
             The supplied file is examined instead of the invoker's mailbox.  If the -f option is
             used, the user argument should not be used.  Read from standard input if file name
             “-” is given.

     -s sender
             Only mail from addresses containing the supplied string are printed.

     If user is given, the user's mailbox is examined instead of the invoker's own mailbox.
     (Privileges are required.)

ENVIRONMENT
     MAIL    If set, the location of the invoker's mailbox.  Otherwise, the default in /var/mail
             is used.

FILES
     /var/mail/*

SEE ALSO
     biff(1), mail(1)

HISTORY
     The from command appeared in 3.0BSD.

BSD                                     December 30, 1993                                     BSD

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