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checkmail - plays a sound file when the user receives mail
The checkmail program checks the status of the user's mail drop. If new mail is waiting, checkmail runs playbucket to play a sound and returns an exit status of 0. If mail has been cleared, an exit status of 2 is returned. If there has been no change, an exit status of 1 is returned. The checkmail program is intended to be used with the checkCommand resource of xbiff. To set this resource, add the following line to your .Xdefaults file: xbiff*checkCommand: checkmail
/usr/spool/mail/$USER the user's mail drop $HOME/.mailstat holds the previous mail drop size $HOME/.mailsound audio file to play when there's new mail
playbucket(1), xbiff(1), nas(1)
Copyright 1994 Network Computing Devices, Inc.
Greg Renda, Network Computing Devices, Inc. 1.9.4 CHECKMAIL(1)