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biff - be notified if mail arrives and who it is from
biff [ yn ]
Biff informs the system whether you want to be notified when mail arrives during the cur-
rent terminal session. The command
enables notification; the command
disables it. When mail notification is enabled, the header and first few lines of the
message will be printed on your screen whenever mail arrives. A ``biff y'' command is
often included in the file .login or .profile to be executed at each login.
Biff operates asynchronously. For synchronous notification use the MAIL variable of sh(1)
or the mail variable of csh(1).
csh(1), sh(1), mail(1), comsat(8C)
4th Berkeley Distribution April 29, 1985 BIFF(1)
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