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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       vacation  -  Informs  senders  of  mail  that recipient is

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       vacation -I

       The vacation command returns a message to the sender of  a
       mail  message, saying that the recipient is on vacation or
       otherwise absent.

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Initializes  the  $HOME/.vacation.pag   and   $HOME/.vacation.dir
  files.   Execute  this  option before you modify
       your $HOME/.forward file.

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The vacation command accepts standard input  and  attempts
       to  send  a vacation message to the user specified in that
       input, which should be a mail message.  The vacation  command
 is usually invoked in your $HOME/.forward file, which
       is used to forward your mail to  another  username.   When
       you  want  vacation  messages to be sent to users who send
       you mail, enter the following in your $HOME/.forward file:

       \user, "|vacation user"

       Replace  user  by your username.  This allows mail sent to
       you to be both received by you and piped to  the  vacation
       command;  vacation  reads the mail message, determines the
       sender, and sends a reply.  The sender receives a vacation
       message,  and the original mail is waiting in your mailbox
       when you return.

       When vacation is invoked without the -I option, as in  the
       file,  it reads the first line from the standard input for
       a From line to determine the sender. If this is  not  present,
  an error message is produced. (All properly formatted
 incoming mail should include a From line.) No vacation
       message is sent if the From header line indicates that the
       message is from Postmaster;  from  MAILER-DAEMON;  if  the
       initial  From  line includes the string -REQUEST@; or if a
       Precedence: bulk or Precedence: junk line is  included  in
       the header.

       You  must initialize vacation for your username by issuing
       the command vacation -I before you can  use  the  vacation

       The  vacation  command  expects a $HOME/.vacation.msg file
       containing a message to be sent back to each  sender.  The
       file  should  be  an entire message, including any desired
       headers, such as From or Subject.  This  message  will  be
       sent  only  once a week to each unique message sender. (If
       this    file    does    not    exist,    vacation     uses
       /usr/share/lib/vacation.def,  a  system-wide default vacation
 message, if it exists.)

       The names of people who have sent you messages are kept in
       the  files  $HOME/.vacation.pag  and  $HOME/.vacation.dir.
       These files are created when you initialize  vacation  for
       your username with vacation -I.

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

       If  your  username  is myra and you want to send a message
       once a week to each person who has sent you mail, initialize
 vacation by entering: vacation -I

       Next,  add  the following line to your $HOME/.forward file
       (create this file if it does not exist):

       \myra, "|vacation myra"

       If you want to send a vacation message other than the system
 default message in /usr/share/lib/vacation.def, create
       the file in your home directory and enter the  message  in
       it.  For example:

       From:  myra@k.table  (Myra Louise Minter) Subject: I am on
       vacation.  Delivered-By-the-Graces-Of: the  Vacation  program

       I  am  on vacation until October 1.  If you have something
       urgent, please telephone Lucy or Sue.

            -- Myra

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       System-wide default vacation message.  Contains address to
       which mail is forwarded.  Contains the names of people who
       have sent you mail while the vacation  command  was  being
       used.  Contains the names of people who have sent you mail
       while the vacation command was being used.  Contains  your
       personal vacation message.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands:  mail(1), mailx(1), sendmail(8)

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