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biff

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NAME

biff - Notifies users when mail arrives  

SYNOPSIS

biff [y|n]


 

DESCRIPTION

The biff command informs the system whether you want to be notified when mail arrives during the current terminal session. The following command enables notification: biff y

The following command disables notification: biff n

When mail notification is enabled, the From: and Subject: header lines and up to the first five lines of the message are displayed. The total display is 560 characters, or seven lines terminated by newline characters, whichever occurs first.

The biff y command is often included in the $HOME/.login or $HOME/.profile file to be executed each time you log in.

The biff command operates asynchronously. For synchronous notification, use the MAIL variable of sh or ksh, or the mail variable of csh.
 

EXAMPLES

To display the current setting, enter: biff To be notified during the current terminal session whenever mail arrives, enter the following in your $HOME/.login or $HOME/.profile file: biff y


 

FILES

Read by login shell (after .cshrc) at login. User profile.
 

SEE ALSO

Commands:  comsat(8), csh(1), ksh(1), mail(1), mailx(1), Bourne Shell sh(1b), POSIX Shell sh(1p)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
EXAMPLES
FILES
SEE ALSO

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