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FAXCRON

FAXCRON

Section: Maintenance Commands (8) Updated: May 12, 1996
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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 ``+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.)  

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)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
NOTES
FILES
SEE ALSO

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