comsatd(8) the Comsat daemon


comsatd [,OPTION/...]
comsatd [,OPTION/...] ,--test MBOX-URL MSG-QID/


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, --inetd
run in inetd mode
-t, --test
run in test mode
Common options
--config-file=,FILE/, --rcfile=,FILE/
load this configuration file
show configuration file summary
--config-lint, --rcfile-lint
check configuration file syntax and exit
--config-verbose, --rcfile-verbose
verbosely log parsing of the configuration files
--no-site-config, --no-site-rcfile
do not load site configuration file
--no-user-config, --no-user-rcfile
do not load user configuration file
set configuration parameter
show compilation options
Global debugging settings
set Mailutils debugging level
show source info with debugging messages
output logs to syslog FACILITY
-?, --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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