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3.18.1 Starting comsatd


Run as a standalone daemon.


The server is started from /etc/inetd.conf file:

comsat dgram  udp wait  root  /usr/sbin/comsatd \
comsatd -c /etc/comsat.conf

This is the default operation mode.


Test mode. In this mode, comsatd takes two arguments: URL of a mailbox and QID of the message from that mailbox and prints the notification to the current user tty (/dev/tty), or file, if it is supplied. If the ~/.biffrc file exists, it will be used. For example:

$ comsatd --test /var/mail/root 34589

Notice, that 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


$ comsatd -tlogfile /var/mail/root 34589

Don’t detach from the controlling terminal, remain in foreground.

See also Common Options.