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msgchk(1mh)							   msgchk(1mh)

Name
       msgchk - check for messages

Syntax
       msgchk [ -help ] [ -nodate ] [ -notify all|mail|nomail ] [ users ...  ]

Description
       The  program  checks  all known mail drops for mail that is waiting for
       you.  It displays whether you have mail waiting to be read or  not  and
       shows the date that you last read your mail.

       You  can check other user's maildrops by specifying their user names as
       the users argument on the command line.

Options
       -help	 Prints a list of the valid options for this command.

       -date
       -nodate	 Prints the date when you last read your mail.	 This  is  the
		 default  behavior of The -nodate option can be used of you do
		 not want to print this date.

       -notify
       -nonotify Indicates under what circumstances should produce a  message.
		 There	are  three  legal  values: all, mail, and nomail.  The
		 default is -notify all, which reports the status of the mail‐
		 drop  regardless  of  whether	it has mail in it or not.  The
		 -notify mail option reports the status of the	maildrop  only
		 if  there is mail waiting.  The -notify nomail option reports
		 the status of the maildrop only if there is no mail in it.

       -source file
		 Specifies the source which are checked for  mail.   The  only
		 value	allowed	 is file, which is the user's maildrop.	 Addi‐
		 tional values are supported only for use with other mail sys‐
		 tems.

Restrictions
       does  not  understand the $MAILDROP environmental variable.  If mail is
       fetched from a location other than will not be able to determine if new
       mail  has  arrived.   However,  can still be used to fetch mail when it
       arrives.

       For this version, the -source option  only  supports  the  value	 file.
       Additional values are supported for use only with other mail systems.

Examples
       This example shows a user Smith checking his own maildrop:
       % msgchk
       Smith:
	  New file source mail waiting ; last read on Tue, 07 Jun 88 17
       :21:49 WET

       The next example shows a user checking the maildrops of two other local
       users on the same system, Rabb and Jones:
       % msgchk Rabb Jones
       Rabb:
	  No file-source mail waiting ; last read on Tue, 07 Jun 13:22:
       25 WET
       Jones:
	  New file source mail waiting ; last read on Tue, 07 Jun 17:30
       :05 WET

Files
       The user profile.

       The system customization file.

       The user's maildrop.

See Also
       inc(1mh)

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