comsat listens on a datagram port associated with the biff.1 service specification (see services.5 for one line messages of the form
If the user specified is logged in to the system and the associated terminal has the owner execute bit turned on (by a `biff y'), the offset is used as a seek offset into the appropriate mailbox file and the first 7 lines or 560 characters of the message are printed on the user's terminal. Lines which appear to be part of the message header other than the From, To, Date, or Subject lines are not printed when displaying the message.
The notification should appear in a separate window so it does not mess up the screen.
Created by unroff & hp-tools. © by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97