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How can I get number of messages count in Postfix's mailq? mailq command display entire mails in mailq but i would like to know count only.Is there any command for this. My OS is centos 5.5.

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I use this:

mailq | grep -c "^[A-Z0-9]"

You can pipe the output of mailq through various other filters such as uniq, sort and wc to get other statistics.

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either mailq | tail -n 1 or find /var/spool/postfix/deferred -type f | wc -l

both works

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Pipe the ouput to wc, if further refining is required, use grep.

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