monitoring incoming mailbox in console mode

Matthias Apitz guru at
Wed Sep 8 12:45:45 UTC 2021


I want to monitor my mailbox below /var/mail/... when the system is only
running in console mode, i.e. w/o X11 and KDE desktop. On new mail, i.e.
when the last modified date of the mbox file is changing, it should
produce the normal BEL signal. Do we have something in ports before I
write my own script?


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