Re: [wmii] Mail notification

From: Kai Grossjohann <>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 09:11:34 +0200

"Adam Gray" <> writes:

> That shouldn't be too much of a problem, since I only want to use this
> to check my local mail. I just need an equivalent of fetchmail -c for
> local mail. Mailx would work to a certain extent - it gives an exit
> code of 0 if there's no mail and 1 if there is, but it's messy and
> starts an interactive thing if there is mail, and doesn't have a
> non-interactive mode. So I'm trying to find some kind of solution that
> will work similarly.

I just ran "man mailx" on my Debian box, and got the mail(1) man page.
It has this option:

       -e, --exist
              Return true if mail exists


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