faxanswer

FAXANSWER(8C)                                                    FAXANSWER(8C)



NAME
       faxanswer - tell a HylaFAX server to answer the telephone

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/bin/faxanswer [ -q queue-dir ] [ -h how ] modem

DESCRIPTION
       faxanswer sends a message to the HylaFAX faxgetty(8C) process servicing
       modem telling it to answer the telephone.  This is useful, for example,
       when a modem is used on a shared phone line and the server is
       configured to not normally answer the phone.

       The specified modem can either be the name (typically the last
       component of the terminal port the modem is attached to), or the full
       name of the associated FIFO named pipe file, e.g. ``FIFO.ttym2''.

OPTIONS
       -q dir    Use a spooling area other than /var/spool/hylafax.

       -h        Specify exactly how the phone should be answered.  By
                 default, the server process is instructed to answer the phone
                 and accept any kind of call (voice, data, fax).
                 Discrimination of the type of call is dependent on a modem's
                 adaptive-answer support.  The -h option can be used to force
                 the server to answer the phone for particular type of call:
                 one of fax, data, voice, any, extern (to force faxgetty to
                 invoke an external application to to handle the call), or
                 dialX (where X is a dialstring to dial before initiating a
                 fax reception).  If using dialX, the specified dialstring
                 will likely need to end with a semicolon (``;'').

FILES
       /var/spool/hylafax                 default spooling area
       /var/spool/hylafax/FIFO            fifo for contacting faxq

       Consult hylafax-server(5F) for a complete discussion of the structure
       and content of the spooling area.

SEE ALSO
       hylafax-server(5F), faxgetty(8C)



                                 May 23, 1996                    FAXANSWER(8C)