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VACATION(1)									      VACATION(1)

       vacation - return ``I am on vacation'' indication

       vacation -I
       vacation user

       Vacation  returns  a  message to the sender of a message telling that you are on vacation.
       The intended use is in a .forward file.	For example, your .forward file might have:

	    \eric, "|vacation eric"

       which would send messages to you (assuming your login name was eric) and  send  a  message
       back to the sender.

       Vacation  expects  a  file .vacation.msg in your home directory containing a message to be
       sent back to each sender.  It should be an entire message (including headers).  For  exam-
       ple, it might say:

	    From: eric@ucbmonet.Berkeley.EDU (Eric Allman)
	    Subject: I am on vacation
	    Delivered-By-The-Graces-Of: the Vacation program

	    I am on vacation until July 22.  If you have something urgent,
	    please contact Joe Kalash <kalash@ucbingres.Berkeley.EDU>.

       This  message  will  only  be sent once a week to each unique sender.  The people who have
       sent you messages are kept in the files	.vacation.pag  and  .vacation.dir  in  your  home
       directory.   The -I option initializes these files, and should be executed before you mod-
       ify your .forward file.

       If the -I flag is not specified, vacation reads the first line from the standard input for
       a UNIX-style ``From'' line to determine the sender.  If this is not present, a nasty diag-
       nostic is produced.  Sendmail(8) includes the ``From'' line automatically.

       No message is sent if the initial ``From'' line includes the string ``-REQUEST@'' or if	a
       ``Precedence: bulk'' or ``Precedence: junk'' line is included in the header.


4.3 Berkeley Distribution		  June 16, 1985 			      VACATION(1)
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