[PLUG] More new experiences

Elliott Mitchell ehem at m5p.com
Thu Sep 9 16:16:02 PDT 2004


>From: Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com>
> On Thu, 9 Sep 2004, Charlie Schluting wrote:
> 
> > Strange. On my BSD box 'biff n' turns it off, and 'biff' then reports "biff 
> > is n".
> 
> Charlie,
> 
>    Well, 'biff' reports 'n', but the march of mail across the console
> continues. Ergo, it ain't biff.

The biff setting is per terminal. Running
`find /dev/pts -user $USER -exec chmod u-x {} \;` should stop
notification on all your terminals, unless this console is on one of the
other devices. (FYI doing chmod u-x `tty` is equiv to biff n, and
chmod u+x `tty` is equiv to biff y)


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