I am using 'write' to give me mail notification (among other things), using
a ~/.forward entry to run a ksh script, since 'biff y' does not seem to work
for me under AIX (after a 'mesg y').
Unfortunately when mail arrives 'write' gives me a line:
Message from klindsey on ibm_server (UNKNOWN) [Thu 13 Feb 17:18:21 1997] ...
which takes the cursor to the right hand side of the screen and the rest of
the message appears as single characters in column 80.
I tried setting stty options in the script but, obviously, failed.
Any ideas? TIA.
- KSL. -