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       zaway - tell other people via Zephyr that you aren't around


       zaway [ OPTIONS ] [ FILE ]


       zaway  provides  a way for you to automatically send replies when other people contact you
       using zwrite(1). zaway subscribes itself to class "MESSAGE", instance "*", so that it  can
       monitor  your  incoming  messages.   It  does not affect the operation of any other client
       receiving messages.  zaway is typically run when you are leaving your terminal or  display
       temporarily.   zaway usually never exits; when you return to your terminal you should type
       the interrupt character (usually ^C) in order to make zaway exit.

       -m STRING
              Use STRING as the body of the auto-reply message.  Any message file  (specified  on
              the command line or the default) is ignored.

       -w     Watch  the  invoking user's location status.  If the user is locatable anywhere, no
              auto-replies will be sent.

       -h     Displays a short usage message and exits.

       zaway uses a message file (which defaults to $HOME/.away) to describe what reponses should
       be sent to which senders.  The general format of this file is:


       Any  number of user names may be specified preceding the message to send to those senders.
       If a user name appears more than once, the message will be a concatenation of each of  the
       appropriate  messages.   There  are  two  special  names: "*" indicates that the following
       message should be sent to all senders and "%" indicates that the following message  should
       only be sent if the user name has not matched yet.

       If  no  file  is  specified,  and  no  default file can be found, the following message is

            I'm sorry, but I am currently away from the terminal and am not able to receive  your

       If  a user name does not match any of those listed in the file, and no "*" or "%" field is
       specified, no return message is sent.  All messages are preceded by a signature "Automated
       reply:".   To avoid loops, messages are not sent in response to messages beginning with an
       "Automated reply:" signature or sent by the same Kerberos principal as  the  user  running


       Hi there guys!  I'm in the other room right now.
       I'll be back in 5 minutes or so.
       Sorry, but I'm gone for the day...
       Hello...I'm not sure who you are.  I'll be back soon,
       This message comes to you compliments of zaway!

       The  final  "compliments"  message  will be included in all messages, whereas the "I'm not
       sure" message will only be included in messages that are not  from  "eichin",  "tony",  or




       zephyr(1), zwgc(1), zwrite(1), zhm(8), zephyrd(8)
       Project Athena Technical Plan Section E.4.1, `Zephyr Notification Service'


       Robert S. French (MIT-Project Athena)


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