pagesend

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NAME
       pagesend - HylaFAX IXO/TAP and UCP transmit program

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/lib/fax/pagesend [ -l ] [ -p ] [ -c config ] -m device-ID qfile

DESCRIPTION
       pagesend is the program that implements the IXO/TAP and the UCP
       transmission protocol for the HylaFAX system.  pagesend is invoked by
       the faxq scheduler process for each pager transmit attempt.  pagesend
       assumes that its current working directory is the top of the spooling
       hierarchy and that a suitable modem device has been allocated for its
       use.  In normal use pagesend will inherit a lockfile for the modem from
       the faxq process.  The format of the job description file specified on
       the command line is described in sendq(5F).

       pagesend initializes the modem before attempting to transmit the pager
       message using the information in the appropriate modem configuration
       file.  If the modem does not respond to this initialization, pagesend
       will repeatedly try to initialize the modem.  This behaviour is
       required for send-only environments in which a faxgetty(8C) process is
       not run (and the modem would be known to be in a properly initialized
       state).  pagesend catches SIGINT and SIGTERM and cleans up any
       resources it controls; this is the mechanism used by faxq to abort a
       job while it is in progress.

       Many aspects of pagesend operation are controlled through a
       configuration file.  The configuration file is located in the spooler
       hierarchy in the etc subdirectory and is named config.device-ID;
       consult hylafax-config(5F) for detailed information on the contents of
       configuration files.

       The protocol which must be used for a specific service provider is
       controled from the hylafax-info(5F) file.

OPTIONS
       -c config Treat config as a configuration parameter specification that
                 is interpreted after reading the per-device configuration
                 file.  For example, ``-c sessiontracing:0x4f'' would set the
                 SessionTracing configuration parameter to ``0x4f'',
                 overriding any setting in the configuration file.

       -m devID  The device to use in processing the job.  Note that this is a
                 device identifier and not the pathname of the tty special
                 file.  A device identifier is formed from a device filename
                 by removing any leading ``/dev/'' and converting any ``/''
                 characters to ``_'' characters.

       -l        Do the UUCP lockfile protocol in pagesend.  By default
                 pagesend assumes that it is invoked with the device already
                 locked and that it does not need to manage the lockfile.

       -p        Do not change the process priority when transmitting.
                 Normally pagesend will raise its priority to reduce i/o
                 latency.  This option is useful for debugging.

NOTES
       pagesend returns the new job status to faxq through the exit(2) return
       value of the process: send_retry (0), retry job; send_failed (1), job
       finished without success, send_done (2), job completed successfully,
       send_reformat (3), job should be retried after documents are
       reformatted.

FILES
       /var/spool/hylafax/etc/config.devID     device-specific configuration
       file

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

SEE ALSO
       faxq(8C), hylafax-server(5F), hylafax-config(5F), hylafax-info(5F)



                                October 3, 1995                   PAGESEND(8C)