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mail command works from PHP web script but not when I run it from prompt.

I run it by root and everything else in the script is working well, including updating database, etc.

Running CentOS with PHP 5.2.7

Here is php.ini mail dump:
# /usr/bin/php -i | grep -i mail | more
mail.force_extra_parameters => no value => no value
sendmail_from => no value => no value
sendmail_path => /usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i => /usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i
Path to sendmail => /usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i
MAIL => /var/spool/mail/root
_SERVER["MAIL"] => /var/spool/mail/root
_ENV["MAIL"] => /var/spool/mail/root
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by:Ray Paseur
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No points for this please...

... with PHP 5.2.7
PHP 5.2 is not supported any more (not for several years) and is not supported even for security fixes.  My recommendation is to drop what you're doing and upgrade PHP now to PHP 5.4+ or PHP 5.5+ so you do not become the victim of an attack.  Then try this application again and come back to EE if you still are experiencing troubles.
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by:xterm
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Please post your mail() command, and then tell us any output from it when you run it from the command line.  Also, look at the last few lines of the mail log at the time you send (tail -10 /var/log/maillog) and then afterwards, look in /var/spool/mqueue and /var/spool/clientmqueue to see if your mails are sitting there waiting to go out.

You might also turn up the debug level in your PHP script temporarily to get more output on what is or what is not working.

Your situation is unusual in that usually things will work fine when run as root from the CLI, but not so much when run via Apache's restricted environment.
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by:flowerbloom
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# mail -s subject person@domain.com
text
CTRL-D
cc: CTRL-D
#
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Emails were blocked by the firewall.  Firewall configuration has been modified, everything is well.
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I research the issue and found a solution.
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