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Re: Anybody working on removing sendmail from base?

From: Tim <tim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 04:09:16 -0500

It's not clear to me what you are trying to do.

The script I mentioned was written for xbiff, which obviously will
work if you are running X.  If you run a screen variation or whatever,
then I would recommend starting with something like biff and modify

If you want true asynchronous notification then you might have to
muck with qmail's delivery mechanism so that whenever a new piece of
e-mail arrives you will be notified immediately, such as putting a
filter in .qmail.


On Sat, Sep 27, 2003 at 09:46:21AM -0700, Chris Pressey wrote:
> > I suppose I can make login not check, and do it with the
> > shell?
> 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.
> -Chris

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