On Wed, 20 Sep 2006 02:20 pm, jekillen wrote: > Hello again; > I have a question about how mail from the system is generated > for root. This question was prompted when I edited the Postfix > aliases file and ran newaliases, then did postfix reload, > assuming the mail system was running. I was informed that > Postfix was not running. So the question, how does mail > generated by the system get delivered to the root account? > Here is my motive: > I have a server that I want to run headless. I want to be able > to retrieve > mail to root from another machine via ssh login (on the same > private net work number/netmask 255.255.255.0). I cannot login > to the system as root over ssh. I don't know if I can read > root mail with su (as wheel group > member). I tried this but maybe I'm not using the appropriate > parameter. Or maybe there isn't any.
There is! You can use : # mail -u root That is the approach I usually employ. Or as others have explained adopt root's profile by using "su -" in in place of "su". Malcolm > I don't know where to > look for an answer to this > question, other than this knowledgeable group.....Oh, man mail > maybe? Thanks in advance > Jeff K > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"