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on_mail

Synopsis:

on [<modes>]mail [<serial#>] [-|^]<match> { <action> }

Description:

This hook is triggered whenever the client detects that the user has new email locally. It relies on MAIL being non-zero.

Parameters:

$0 number of new email messages
$1 total number of email messages in user's mailbox

Examples:

To keep the new mail message grammatically correct:

 on ^mail "*" {
    xecho -b You have $0 new message${[$0] > 1 ? [s] : []}, $1 total
 }

Other Notes:

This hook has no control over the extended output given when MAIL is set to 2.

on_mail.txt · Last modified: 2006/08/29 16:08 (external edit)