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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 once a day, with the standard
       output sent by mail to the HylaFAX  administrator.   For  example,  the
       following crontab might be setup 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 received facsimile 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)

                                 May 12, 1996                       FAXCRON(8)