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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Andy Lester

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biff

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biff [y | n | b]

Turns mail notification on or off. With no arguments, biff indicates the current status.

When mail notification is turned on, each time you get incoming mail, the bell rings, and the first few lines of each message are displayed. biff needs the comsat daemon to be running. If the b option is specified, incoming mail rings the bell but doesn't print any lines of the message.

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