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Linux® Desk Reference, Second Edition by Scott Hawkins

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Commands

biff

[ny]

Biff toggles the system's message notification system. Biff y alerts you when mail arrives and tells you who it is from. Biff n turns notification off .

Example: To set your system to notify you when mail arrives, type

biff y

n Turn notification off.
y Turn notification on.

elm

[ -achkKmrtwz ] [ -f alternate-folder ] [ -d debug level ]

elm

[ -s subject ] list of aliases or addresses

elm is a screen-oriented program for sending and receiving mail. It is usually used interactively, but may be used to send mail from the command line.

Example: To mail the file message.txt to jones@abc.com with a subject, type

elm -s “Important” < message.txt

-a Specify use of the arrow cursor (as opposed to the default, reverse video cursor). ...

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