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FACES(1)							      FACES(1)

       faces, seemail, vwhois -	 mailbox interface

       faces [ -ih ] [ -m maildir ]
       vwhois person ...

       The  faces  command monitors incoming mail and displays in its window a
       representation of the user's mail box using a small image for each mes‐
       sage.   The image is typically a portrait of the sender. Which image to
       display	is  determined	by  two	 directories  /usr/$user/lib/face  and
       /lib/face.  Entries  in /usr/$user/lib/face take priority over those in
       /lib/face. See face(6), for how these directories are organised.

       If the user is running plumber(4), faces reacts to  plumb  messages  to
       the  seemail port, typically from upas/fs, and is thus notified of mes‐
       sage additions and deletions.

       Right-clicking on a message icon causes that message to be `plumbed' to
       showmail.   A typical plumb action will be to display the message, such
       as by the rule
	   plumb start window mail -s $0
       The acme(1) mail reader listens to the showmail port automatically.

       If the user is not running plumber, faces reads the log file and right-
       clicking has no effect.

       If  arrows are visible, clicking on them will scroll the display.  Mid‐
       dle-clicking on the arrows scrolls to the end.

       Starting faces with the -i flag causes faces to read  the  messages  in
       /mail/fs/mbox  —	 or  the  mailboxes  specified with the -m flag — upon

       The -m option directs faces to watch for messages arriving  in  maildir
       instead	of /mail/fs/mbox.  Multiple -m flags may be used to watch mul‐
       tiple mailboxes.

       The -h flag causes a different, venerable behavior in which the	window
       displays the history of messages received rather than the current state
       of the mail box.	 In particular, faces are not removed from the	screen
       when messages are deleted.  Also, in this mode clicking button 1 in the
       display will clear the window.

       Seemail is an rc(1) script that invokes faces -h.

       Vwhois tells faces to display the icons of the named  persons,  without
       sending a message.

       /mail/fs/mbox   mail directory.


       mail(1), marshal(1), nedmail(1), plumber(4), face(6), plumb(6)

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