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BIFF(1) 										  BIFF(1)

NAME
       biff - be notified if mail arrives and who it is from

SYNOPSIS
       biff [ yn ]

DESCRIPTION
       Biff  informs the system whether you want to be notified when mail arrives during the cur-
       rent terminal session.  The command

	      biff y

       enables notification; the command

	      biff n

       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).

SEE ALSO
       csh(1), sh(1), mail(1), comsat(8C)

4th Berkeley Distribution		  April 29, 1985				  BIFF(1)


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