— be notified if mail arrives and
who it is from
informs the system whether you want to be notified when
mail arrives during the current terminal session.
Options supported by biff
- Disables notification.
- Enables notification.
When mail notification is enabled, the header and first few lines of the message
will be printed on your screen whenever mail arrives. A
” command is often included in the
to be executed at
operates asynchronously via the
service. If that service is not enabled,
will not do anything. In that case, or for synchronous
notification, use the MAIL
or the mail
command appeared in 4.0BSD
, and biff don't seem to get on too well. This is
probably due to the tty still being owned by the person using su. This can
result in “
when attempting to change the biff status of your session.
Please report bugs to email@example.com including diffs/patches, compiler
error logs or as complete a bug report as is possible.