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Re: Anybody working on removing sendmail from base?

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 10:42:29 -0700 (PDT)

:There must be a way.  Tim mentioned a precmd alias for tcsh - that's
:probably a good lead.
:But - what I don't like about this setup is that it's synchronous with
:displaying a new prompt.  If I get new mail, but leave my tcsh prompt
:untouched for an hour, I won't see the message for an hour.  :(
:Perhaps in the days before X11 and screen when one instance of the shell
:was in more or less constant use, this was marginally acceptable... but
:surely in an asynchronous-friendly OS like DragonFlyBSD there should be
:a way to be notified right when it happens...?  It can't be too hard to
:have a background process write to the terminal - kind of messy, though.

    'man biff' and 'man comsat'.    These are very, very old utilities and
    could have security issues (like with escape codes on the terminal 
    screen).  I don't run them myself.

					Matthew Dillon 

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