Section: Maintenance Commands (8)Updated: May 12, 1996Local indexUp
faxcron - HylaFAX routine maintenance script
is a command script that does routine upkeep tasks in a HylaFAX
spooling directory hierarchy.
This script is intended to be invoked from
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
script does the following work:
report statistics for facsimile transmitted since the last time
report statistics for facsimile transmitted in the past week.
report statistics for facsimile received since the last time
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.
to run without updating any files.
Forces the notion of the last time that
was run to be
The value of
is a date and time string of the form ``MM/DD/YY HH:MM'' (the
format string ``%D %H:%M'').
Set the expiration time for data in the info database to be
Set the expiration time for session log data to be
Set the expiration time for files in the received facsimile queue to be
Set the expiration time for files in the tmp directory to be
Set the file protection mode for session logs to
(a command line argument to
This script requires
program that supports the ``+format'' option.
If session logs are to be kept private this script must be modified
to filter out sensitive information such as calling card numbers.
(It should also be run with ``-mode 0600'' so that
session log files are not publicly readable.)
/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