[CentOS] send existing root email to another user

Mathew S. McCarrell mccarrms at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 02:50:19 UTC 2009


On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 9:42 PM, Lists <lists at rheel.co.nz> wrote:

>  >
> > Kate,
> >
> > You need to modify /etc/aliases to have something like:
> >
> > root:          user at gmail.com <mailto:user at gmail.com>
> >
> >
> > You should then run /usr/bin/newaliases to make these changes active||.
> >
> > Matt
> Hi Matt,
>
> I have done this and it works for new mail arriving but I need to onsend
> the existing mail.
>

Ah, I misread what you were looking to do.  You should be able to do the
following then.

cat /var/spool/mail/root | mail -s "Old Root Emails" user at gmail.com

Hope that helps.
Matt
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