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I am new to mail command and I need help with mail command.

I did setup a cron job to run everyday.  When I tried to run mail command its shows
"/var/spool/mail/root": 2445 messages 2368 unread

How do i use this command to search better

I would really appreciate if someone can share the information.
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by:savone
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Can you show us the command you are running?

What exactly are you trying to do?
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by:ittechlab
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actually when i run mail command i see a list but if i want to see more what is the command
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by:ittechlab
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how do i see more list
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by:savone
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Try the + and - signs
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Dave Gould earned 310 total points
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Once you've read your mails, you might want to avoid them in the first place!
You are probably getting them from the cron jobs as you do not redirect the output.
ie use something like this in your crontab:

10 * * * * your_script > log_file 2>&1
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