ZAWAY(1)                                                 ZAWAY(1)


       zaway  -  tell  other  people  via  Zephyr that you aren't


       zaway [ file ]


       zaway provides a way for you to automatically send replies
       when  other people contact you using zwrite(1). zaway sub-
       scribes itself to class "MESSAGE", instance "*",  so  that
       it can monitor your incoming messages.  It does not affect
       the operation of  any  other  client  receiving  messages.
       zaway  is typically run when you are leaving your terminal
       or display temporarily.  zaway usually never  exits;  when
       you  return to your terminal you should type the interrupt
       character (usually ^C) in order to make zaway exit.

       zaway uses a message file (which defaults to  $HOME/.away)
       to describe what reponses should be sent to which senders.
       The general format of this file is:


       Any number of user names may be  specified  preceding  the
       message  to send to those senders.  If a user name appears
       more than once, the message will  be  a  concatenation  of
       each  of  the appropriate messages.  There are two special
       names: "*" indicates that the following message should  be
       sent  to  all senders and "%" indicates that the following
       message should only be sent  if  the  user  name  has  not
       matched yet.

       If no file is specified, and no default file can be found,
       the following message is returned:

            I'm sorry, but I am currently away from the  terminal
            and am not able to receive your message.

       If  a  user name does not match any of those listed in the
       file, and no "*" or "%" field is specified, no return mes-
       sage  is  sent.   All  messages  are  preceded by the line
       "Automated reply:".  To avoid loops, messages are not sent
       in  response to messages beginning with "Automated reply:"
       or sent by the same Kerberos principal as the user running


ZAWAY(1)                                                 ZAWAY(1)

       Hi there guys!  I'm in the other room right now.
       I'll be back in 5 minutes or so.
       Sorry, but I'm gone for the day...
       Hello...I'm not sure who you are.  I'll be back soon,
       This message comes to you compliments of zaway!

       The  final  "compliments"  message will be included in all
       messages, whereas the "I'm not sure" message will only  be
       included  in  messages that are not from "eichin", "tony",
       or "jruser".




       zephyr(1), zwgc(1), zwrite(1), zhm(8), zephyrd(8)
       Project Athena Technical Plan Section E.4.1, `Zephyr Noti-
       fication Service'


       Robert S. French (MIT-Project Athena)


       Copyright  (c) 1987,1988 by the Massachusetts Institute of
       Technology.  All Rights Reserved.
       zephyr(1) specifies the terms and conditions for redistri-

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