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HylaFAX routine maintenance script.

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NAME

faxcron - HylaFAX routine maintenance script

SYNOPSIS

/usr/sbin/faxcron [ -n ] [ -l lastrun ]

DESCRIPTION

faxcron is a command script that does routine upkeep tasks in a HylaFAX spooling directory hierarchy. This script is intended to be invoked from cron(8) on behalf of the fax user (often the ``fax'' user is uucp) once a day, with the standard output sent by mail to the HylaFAX administrator. For example, the following crontab might be set up for the fax user: 25 23 * * * sh /usr/sbin/faxcron | mail FaxMaster The faxcron script does the following work: · report statistics for facsimile transmitted since the last time faxcron was run. · report statistics for facsimile transmitted in the past week. · report statistics for facsimile received since the last time faxcron was run. · report statistics for facsimile received in the past week. · report any recent calls that failed suspiciously and return the associated trace log; · purge data that is 30 days or older from the remote machine information directory; · delete information that is 30 days or older from session trace log files; · remove files from the tmp directory that are older than 1 day; · remove files in the received facsimile queue that are 7 days or older; · report sites that are currently having jobs rejected; and · force all session log files to be owned by the fax user and kept with protection mode 644.

OPTIONS

-n Forces faxcron to run without updating any files. -l lastrun Forces the notion of the last time that faxcron was run to be lastrun. The value of lastrun is a date and time string of the form ``MM/DD/YY HH:MM'' (the date(1) format string ``%D %H:%M''). -info n Set the expiration time for data in the info database to be n days. -log n Set the expiration time for session log data to be n days. -rcv n Set the expiration time for files in the received facsimile queue to be n days. -tmp n Set the expiration time for files in the tmp directory to be n days. -mode m Set the file protection mode for session logs to m (a command line argument to chmod(1)).

NOTES

This script requires nawk(1) or gawk(1) and a date (1) program that supports the ``+for‐ mat'' option. If session logs are to be kept private this script must be modified to filter out sensi‐ tive information such as calling card numbers. (It should also be run with ``-mode 0600'' so that session log files are not publicly readable.)

FILES

/var/spool/hylafax spooling area /var/spool/hylafax/status/lastrun timestamp of last run /usr/sbin/xferfaxstats for generating transmit statistics /usr/sbin/recvstats for generating receive statistics /var/spool/hylafax/tmp/faxcronXXXX temporary file for truncating session logs /var/spool/hylafax/tmp/faxlogXXXX temporary file for logs of failed calls

SEE ALSO

cron(8), faxq(8), faxgetty(8), faxsend(8), xferfaxstats(8), recvstats(8), hylafax- server(5)
May 12, 1996 FAXCRON(8)
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faxcron(8) referred by hylafax-info(5)
refer to chmod(1) | cron(8) | date(1) | faxgetty(8) | faxq(8) | faxsend(8) | gawk(1) | recvstats(8) | xferfaxstats(8)
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