Terminal locking program
away [OPTIONS] message [...]
away is a simple program that locks your terminal, checks for new mail in any given number of mailboxes, and lets other users know why you are inactive.
Enable checking of mail.
Disable checking of mail.
Specify an alternative configuration file instead of the default ~/.awayrc file.
Ignore user configuration file.
Execute as the remainder of the command line, effectively stripping off the executable name and additional switches.
Continue checking for new mail as long as there is at least one mailbox that has not received new mail.
Stop checking mail if any mailbox is found to have new mail.
Set the number of second that away sleeps before performing its background tasks. Presently, the only background task that away will perform is the checking of mailboxes.
Ignore any options to set the time interval and use the default number of seconds.
Display version information.
Per user configuration file. See awayrc(5) for further details.
The Linux-PAM configuration file.
Bug reports should be sent to the away mailing list <[email protected]>.
Cameron Moore <[email protected]>, and others.