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@pindex comsatd
Comsatd is the server which receives reports of incoming mail and
-notifies users, wishing to get this service. It can be started
-either from @file{inetd.conf} or as a standalone daemon.
+notifies users about it. By default, it prints subject, sender
+name and email, followed by first five lines of each newly arrived message
+to the tty of the recipient user. Users can customize this behavior.
* Starting comsatd:: Invocation.
@@ -33,16 +34,33 @@ comsatd -c /etc/comsat.conf
This is the default operation mode.
-@item -t
-@itemx --test
+@item -t[@var{file}]
+@itemx --test[=@var{file}]
Test mode. In this mode, @command{comsatd} takes two arguments:
@acronym{URL} of a mailbox and @acronym{QID} of the message from that
-mailbox, e.g.:
+mailbox and prints the notification to the current user tty
+(@file{/dev/tty}), or @var{file}, if it is supplied. If the
+@file{~/.biffrc} file exists, it will be used. For example:
$ comsatd --test /var/mail/root 34589
@end example
+Notice, that @var{file} is an optional argument. When supplied, it
+should follow the short option form immediately, or the long option
+form after the equals sign, e.g.:
+$ comsatd --test=logfile /var/mail/root 34589
+@end example
+$ comsatd -tlogfile /var/mail/root 34589
+@end example
@item --foreground
Don't detach from the controlling terminal, remain in foreground.
@end table

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