is an unobtrusive mail notifier daemon.
runs in the background and monitors your mailbox. If the mailbox file
does not exist,
will wait until it does. (Some programs,
such as mailx, remove the mailbox when it is empty) When new mail
arrives, it will flash LED lights, which can be any of the three
standard LEDs on a keyboard, or LEDs hooked up to a parallel port as
outlined in led-stat.txt. The LEDs blink until you read your
does not interfere with the current status of the keyboard settings:
though the Num Lock LED may blink, the actual state of Num Lock will
remain whatever it was.
Due to limitations of the ioctl system call,
must be run setuid root.
in `answering-machine' mode, which, instead of blinking the
scroll lock LED off and on, blinks out the number of new
messages, pauses, and repeats.
-i, --interval <msec>
sets blink-time-on and blink-time-off to 50.000ms
and time between on and off to <msec>ms
-d, --display dpyname
Specifies the name of an X display whose leds are to be flashed.
-l, --leds [ cnspX ]
Specifies which LEDs to blink. cnspX is a string
consisting of any combination of c, n, s, and
pX. c, n and s indicate that caps lock,
num lock and scroll lock, respectively, are to be blinked.
pX indicates a led hooked up to a parallel port to be
blinked, where X is a number from 1 to 8 that indicates the led
to be blinked. For more information on this type of led, see
Displays a synopsis of options.
Kills off the currently running
die silently when there is already a mailleds process running for the
user. This is useful for running
out of .profile, .cshrc, etc.
as the user's mailbox.
Specifies that the mailbox is a maildir.
is to blink virtual console leds. mailleds reads login information
from utmp to figure out which vt's must be blinked.
This is the default option.
Runs mailleds "as if you were" user. This option causes
to ignore the environment variable "MAIL".
will never exit of its own accord when this option is specified, and
is therefore useful for running
on system-boot. You must be the superuser to specify this
Tells mailleds to latch on to the current X display and flash those keyboard
leds. This is the same as calling mailleds as "xmailleds".
specifies a default mailbox.
mailleds shouldn't interfere with screen blanking.
will interfere with each other (if the X server is run from the console via