csh/tcsh mail notification

From: Wolfram Schneider <wosch(at)cs.tu-berlin.de>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 19:00:11 +0200 (MET DST)

Christoph P. Kukulies writes:
>Letztens ging mir mein .login verloren und seitdem
>funktioniert die Feature, dass man nach <cr> ueber neu
>anstehende mail (You have new mail) unterrichtet wird,
>nicht mehr.
>Weiss jemand, welche csh/tcsh feature das ist?

man csh unter ``Pre-defined and environment variables''

     mail The files where the shell checks for mail. This checking is
                done after each command completion that will result in a
                prompt, if a specified interval has elapsed. The shell says
                `You have new mail.' if the file exists with an access time
                not greater than its modify time.

                If the first word of the value of mail is numeric it specifies
                a different mail checking interval, in seconds, than the de-
                fault, which is 10 minutes.

                If multiple mail files are specified, then the shell says `New
                mail in name' when there is mail in the file name.
Received on Wed 17 Apr 1996 - 19:13:56 CEST

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