biff - Notifies users when mail arrives
biff [y | n]
The biff command informs the system whether you want to be notified when
mail arrives during the current terminal session. The following command
The following command disables notification:
When mail notification is enabled, the From: and Subject: header lines and
up to the first five lines of the message are displayed. The total display
is 560 characters, or seven lines terminated by newline characters, which-
ever occurs first.
The biff y command is often included in the $HOME/.login or $HOME/.profile
file to be executed each time you log in.
The biff command operates asynchronously. For synchronous notification, use
the MAIL variable of sh or ksh, or the mail variable of csh.
1. To display the current setting, enter:
2. To be notified during the current terminal session whenever mail
arrives, enter the following in your $HOME/.login or $HOME/.profile
Read by login shell (after .cshrc) at login.
Commands: comsat(8), csh(1), ksh(1), mail(1), mailx(1), Bourne Shell
sh(1b), POSIX Shell sh(1p)