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Biff Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    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]
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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

and disabled by

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  • BIFF rebels invited to ‘Peace-tahan’
    Kidapawan City – Leaders of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were invited to a “Peace-tahan” – a thanksgiving banquet in Maguindanao for the successful signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), a government official said. Ramil Dilangalen, appointed deputy governor of Maguindanao, said the invitation to selected BIFF lea Read more on this news related to 'Biff'
  • BIFF leader vows to continue fight
    Maguindanao – One of the leaders of breakaway Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) has vowed to fight on even after his former comrades in the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed a peace treaty with the government. “We want independence... through armed struggle,” Abu Missry Mama, spokesman and senior leader of the BIFF, told AFP on a visit to Read more on this news related to 'Biff'
  • Breakaway rebel leader vows to fight after peace pact
    MAGUINDANAO, Philippines – A day after his former comrades in arms signed a treaty to end 42 years of bloodshed in the Philippines, an aging Muslim guerrilla leader packing a rusty handgun vowed to fight on. "We want independence... through armed struggle," Abu Misry Mama, spokesman and senior leader of the breakaway Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters Read more on this news related to 'Biff'

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