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msgchk(1)							     msgchk(1)

NAME
       msgchk - check for messages (only available within the message handling
       system, mh)

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

OPTIONS
       Prints  a  list of the valid options for this command.  Prints the date
       when you last read your mail. This is the default behavior  of  msgchk.
       The  -nodate  option can be used of you do not want to print this date.
       Indicates under what circumstances msgchk  should  produce  a  message.
       There  are  three  legal	 values: all, mail, and nomail. The default is
       -notify all, which reports the status of	 the  maildrop	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.  Specifies the source which are checked for mail. The
       only  value  allowed  is file, which is the user's maildrop. Additional
       values are supported only for use with other mail systems.

DESCRIPTION
       The msgchk 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.

RESTRICTIONS
       msgchk  does  not  understand  the $MAILDROP environmental variable. If
       mail is fetched	from  a	 location  other  than	/usr/spool/mail/$USER,
       msgchk  will not be able to determine if new mail has arrived. However,
       inc 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 1988 17:21:49 WET The next example shows a user	checkÔÇÉ
       ing 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 1997 13:22:25 WET Jones:
	   New file source mail waiting ; last read on
	   Tue, 07 Jun 1997 17:30:05 WET

FILES
       The user profile.  The system customization file.  The user's maildrop.

SEE ALSO
       inc(1)

								     msgchk(1)
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