Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Biff'
n : (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his
nose" [syn: punch, clout, poke, lick]
v : strike, usually with the fist; "The pedestrians pummeled the
demonstrators" [syn: pummel, pommel]
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Biff'
biff is a mail notification system for UNIX.
When a new mail message is delivered, the program biff alerts the recipient so he can read it immediately. The alert is sent to the tty where the recipient is logged in, and contains the Subject, From line, and first few lines of the body of the new message. The alert also includes terminal beeps to guarantee quick attention.
Notification is enabled by the command
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