|VACATION(1)||General Commands Manual||VACATION(1)|
vacation — provide
absence notification when receiving email
vacation returns a message to the sender
of a message telling them that you are currently not reading your mail. The
intended use is in a .forward file. For example,
your .forward file might have:
\eric, "|/usr/bin/vacation -a allman eric"
which would send messages to you (assuming your login name was eric) and reply to any messages for “eric” or “allman”.
The options are as follows:
infinite” (actually, any non-numeric character) will never send more than one reply.
Messages will not be replied to if any of the following conditions are true:
The people who have sent you messages are maintained as a Berkeley DB database in the file .vacation.db in your home directory.
vacation expects a file
.vacation.msg, in your home directory, containing a
message to be sent back to each sender. It should be an entire message
(including headers). For example, it might contain:
From: eric@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Eric Allman) Subject: I am on vacation Delivered-By-The-Graces-Of: The Vacation program Precedence: bulk I am on vacation until July 22. If you have something urgent, please contact Keith Bostic <bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU>. --eric
Any occurrence of the string
.vacation.msg will be replaced by the subject of the
message that triggered the
vacation reads the incoming message from
standard input, checking the message headers for either the
UNIX “From” line or a
“Return-Path” header to determine the sender. If both are
present the sender from the “Return-Path” header is used.
Fatal errors, such as calling
with incorrect arguments, or with non-existent
logins, are logged in the system
log file, using syslog(3).
vacation command appeared in
|January 21, 2021||OpenBSD-current|