checkmail.1x man page

checkmail — plays a sound file when the user receives mail

Synopsis

checkmail

Description

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

Files

/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

See Also

playbucket(1), xbiff(1), nas(1)

Author

Greg Renda, Network Computing Devices, Inc.

Info

1.9.4