CHECKNOTES(1) General Commands Manual CHECKNOTES(1)
checknotes - check for new notesfile articles
checknotes [ -qnvs ] [ -aname ]
Checknotes reports on the existence of new notes. The NFSEQ environment variable is read to determine the notesfiles to examine for new
text. Checknotes then looks at each of the notesfiles to determine if there are new notes. The various flags specify the method of noti-
fication. The flags are mutually exlusive.
The -q option specifies a message ``There are new notes'' when such is the case. No text is printed if there are no new notes.
Specify -n to get a message ``There are no new notes'' if this is the case. If there are new notes, no message is printed.
With the -v option enabled, checknotes prints the name of each notesfile containing new notes.
The -s option is silent; no output is produced.
Regardless of the option, the program exits with 0 (TRUE) if new notes exist and with 1 (FALSE) if no new notes exist.
The -a option specifies a subsequencer. This allows several people sharing the same signon to maintain their own sequencer files. This
switch does not allow users to forge other user's sequencer files. Since the name is concatenated with the user name, arbitrarily long
subsequencer names aren't necessarily unique. A good rule of thumb is to ensure the first 6 characters of any given user's subsequencer
names are unique.
/etc/passwd for the users name
/etc/group for the users group(s)
/usr/spool/notes the default notesfile data base
/usr/spool/notes/.sequencer/user Sequencing timestamps for user.
Sub-sequencing timestamps for user.
The Notesfile Reference Manual
Ray Essick (uiucdcs!essick, email@example.com)
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rob Kolstad (kolstad@convex.UUCP)
CONVEX Computer Corporation
University of Illinois CHECKNOTES(1)