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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

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biff

biff [arguments]

Notify user of mail arrival and sender's name. biff operates asynchronously. Mail notification works only if your system is running the comsat(8) server. The command biff y enables notification, and the command biff n disables notification. With no arguments, biff reports biff's current status.