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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       biff - Notifies users when mail arrives

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       biff [y | n]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       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

       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

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

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

       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    [Toc]    [Back]

       Read by login shell (after login.  User profile.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

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

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