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NAME

       rcvtty  - report new mail

SYNOPSIS

       /usr/lib/mh/rcvtty [command] [-form formatfile] [-format string]
            [-width columns] [-bell | -nobell] [-newline | -nonewline] [-biff]
            [-version] [-help]

DESCRIPTION

       The  rcvtty  can  be  used to report new mail.  It is used primarily in
       conjunction with mail filtering agents such as slocal or procmail.

       The rcvtty program executes the named command with the message  as  its
       standard input, and writes the resulting output on your terminal.

       Alternately, if no command is specified (or is bogus), then rcvtty will
       instead write a one-line scan listing.  The default  output  format  of
       this  scan  listing  may  be  overridden  by  using  either  the  -form
       formatfile or -format string option, similar to the equivalent  options
       for scan and inc.  See mh-format(5) for details.

       A newline is output before the message output, and the terminal bell is
       rung after the output.  The -nonewline and -nobell options will inhibit
       these functions.

       The switch -width columns may be given to specify the width of the scan
       line.  The default is to use the width of the terminal.

       In addition to the standard format escapes described  in  mh-format(5),
       rcvtty also recognizes the following additional component escapes:

            Escape    Returns  Description
            body      string   the (compressed) first part of the body
            dtimenow  date     the current date
            folder    string   the name of the current folder

       By  default, rcvtty will send its output to every terminal on the local
       machine that is owned  by  current  user,  and  that  has  given  write
       permission  as  granted by the command mesg(1).  If the option -biff is
       given, then rcvtty will obey the notification status set by the command
       biff(1) instead.

FILES

       /etc/nmh/mts.conf          nmh mts configuration file
       $HOME/.maildelivery        The file controlling local delivery
       /etc/nmh/maildelivery      Rather than the standard file

CONTEXT

       None

DEFAULTS

       `-width' defaults to the width of the terminal
       `-newline'
       `-bell'

SEE ALSO

       rcvdist(1), rcvpack(1), rcvstore(1), mh-format(5), slocal(1)

BUGS

       Only two return codes are meaningful, others should be.