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away - terminal locking program

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NAME

away - terminal locking program

SYNOPSIS

away [OPTIONS] message [...]

DESCRIPTION

away is a simple program that locks your terminal, checks for new mail in any given number of mailboxes, and lets other users know why you are inactive.

OPTIONS

-c, --mail
Enable checking of mail.
-C, --nomail
Disable checking of mail.
-f, --rcfile=FILE
Specify an alternative configuration file instead of the default ~/.awayrc file.
-F, --norcfile
Ignore user configuration file.
-h, --help
Display help.
-m, --message
Execute as the remainder of the command line, effectively stripping off the executable name and additional switches.
-p, --persist
Continue checking for new mail as long as there is at least one mailbox that has not received new mail.
-P, --nopersist
Stop checking mail if any mailbox is found to have new mail.
-t, --time=SECONDS
Set the number of second that away sleeps before performing its background tasks. Presently, the only background task that away will perform is the checking of mailboxes.
-T, --notime
Ignore any options to set the time interval and use the default number of seconds.
-v, --version
Display version information.

FILES

~/.awayrc
Per user configuration file. See awayrc(5) for further details.
 
/etc/pam.d/away
The Linux-PAM configuration file.

BUGS

Bug reports should be sent to the away mailing list <away@unbeatenpath.net>.

SEE ALSO

awayrc(5)

AUTHORS

Cameron Moore <cameron@unbeatenpath.net>, and others.
November 2000 Linux