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comsatd - the Comsat daemon

COMSATD(8) System Administration Utilities COMSATD(8)


comsatd - the Comsat daemon


comsatd [ OPTION...]


GNU comsatd -- notify users about incoming mail
-d, --daemon[=NUMBER]
runs in daemon mode with a maximum of NUMBER children
remain in foreground
-f, --file=FILE
read FILE instead of .biffrc
-i, --[no-]inetd
run in inetd mode
-t, --[no-]test
run in test mode
Global debugging settings
set Mailutils debugging level
--[no-]debug-line-info show source info with debugging messages
output logs to syslog FACILITY
Configuration handling
load this configuration file; implies --no-config
check configuration file syntax and exit
verbosely log parsing of the configuration files
--no-site-config, --no-config
do not load site-wide configuration file
set configuration parameter
Informational options
show configuration file summary
show compilation options
-?, --help
give this help list
give a short usage message
-V, --version
print program version
Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.


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