mailq - print the mail queue
Mailq prints a summary of the mail messages queued for future delivery.
The first line printed for each message shows the internal identifier
used on this host for the message, the size of the message in bytes, the
date and time the message was accepted into the queue, and the envelope
sender of the message. The second line shows the error message that
caused this message to be retained in the queue; it will not be present
if the message is being processed for the first time. The following
lines show message recipients, one per line.
Mailq is identical to ``sendmail -bp''.
The options are as follows:
-v Print verbose information. This adds the priority of the message
and a single character indicator (``+'' or blank) indicating
whether a warning message has been sent on the first line of the
message. Additionally, extra lines may be intermixed with the
recipients indicating the ``controlling user'' information; this
shows who will own any programs that are executed on behalf of
this message and the name of the alias this command expanded
from, if any.
The mailq utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
The mailq command appeared in 4.0BSD.
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