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In Unix what program notifies the user of a new mail notification by sending an alert to the tty?

In Unix what program notifies the user of a new mail notification by sending an alert to the tty?

  • biff
  • squib
  • gnub
  • ding 

 
  In Unix what program notifies the user of a new mail notification by sending an alert to the tty?

EXPLANATION


When a new mail message is delivered, the program biff alerts the recipient so they can read it immediately. The alert is sent to the tty where the recipient is logged in, and contains the Subject, From line, and first few lines of the body of the new message. The alert also includes terminal beeps to guarantee quick attention.
Notification is enabled by the command
biff yand disabled by
biff n
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biff
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