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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


the user's mail drop
holds the previous mail drop size
audio file to play when there's new mail

See Also

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


Copyright 1994 Network Computing Devices, Inc.


Greg Renda, Network Computing Devices, Inc.

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