``I am not here''
returns a message to the sender of a message telling them that you
are currently not reading your mail. The intended use is in a
file. For example, your
file might have:
\eric, "|/usr/bin/vacation -a allman eric"
which would send messages to you (assuming your login name was eric) and
reply to any messages for
- -a alias
Handle messages for
in the same manner as those received for the user's
Print messages to stderr instead of syslog.
- -f db
as the database file.
- -m msg
as the message file.
Reply to the message even if our address cannot be found in the
This option is very dangerous and should be used with extreme care.
Set the envelope sender of the reply message to
Initialize the vacation database files. It should be used
before you modify your
Set the reply interval to
days. The default is one week. An interval of
a reply is sent to each message, and an interval of
(actually, any non-numeric character) will never send more than
one reply. It should be noted that intervals of
dangerous, as it allows mailers to get into
``I am on vacation''
Reads a list of addresses from standard input, one per line, and adds
them to the vacation database.
Mail coming from these excluded addresses will not get a reply.
Whole domains can be excluded using the syntax
Print the contents of the vacation database files. For each entry,
the address the reply has been sent to and the associated time will
be printed to standard output.
When started without arguments,
will guide the user through the configuration process.
No message will be sent unless
supplied using the
option) is part of either the
headers of the mail.
No messages from
will be replied to (where these strings are
case insensitive) nor is a notification sent if a
line is included in the mail headers.
The people who have sent you messages are maintained as a
database in the file
in your home directory.
expects a file
in your home directory, containing a message to be sent back to each
sender. It should be an entire message (including headers). For
example, it might contain:
From: eric@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Eric Allman)
Subject: I am on vacation
Delivered-By-The-Graces-Of: The Vacation program
I am on vacation until July 22. If you have something urgent,
please contact Keith Bostic <bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU>.
Any occurrence of the string
will be replaced by the subject of the message that triggered the
reads the incoming message from standard input, checking the message
headers for either the
line or a
header to determine the sender.
If both are present the sender from the
header is used.
Fatal errors, such as calling
with incorrect arguments, or with non-existent
are logged on the standard error output and in the system log file, using
utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
message to send
command appeared in
was developed by Eric Allman and the University of California, Berkeley
This version is maintained by Marco d'Itri <firstname.lastname@example.org> and
contains code taken from the three free BSD and some patches applied
to a linux port.
- SEE ALSO
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using the manual pages.
Time: 08:03:10 GMT, August 09, 2002