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       sendfile - send file(s) via Internet


       sendfile  [  -stMgduzvolSPiqQV  ]  [  -c="  comment" ] [ -C=program ] [
       -ps=[my_ID] ] [ -pe=[to_user] ] [ -m LIMIT ] file [...]  user[@host]

       sendfile -a="archive" [ -uviqQ ] [ -c=" comment" ]  [  -C=program  ]  [
       -ps[=my_ID] ] [ -pe[=to_user] ] file_or_directory [...]  recipient


       sendfile sends files to the specified recipient.

       On  the receiving site there must be a SAFT-server (Simple Asynchronous
       File Transfer) installed like sendfiled  which  stores  incoming  files
       into the recipients spool-directory.

       SAFT knows about 4 file types:

       BINARY  Byte-stream file which will not be modified.

       SOURCE  Record   oriented   program  source  file.  Only  EOL  will  be

       TEXT    Human readable text files. EOL  and  the  character  set  (like
               German umlauts) will be translated.

       MIME    Multipurpose  Internet  Mail  Extension  file as defined by RFC

       Files can be sent compressed or pgp-encrypted and/or pgp-signed.  As an
       extension  to  SAFT,  sendfile is able to send multiple binary files in
       one archive file.

       Default  mode  for  sendfile  is  sending  compressed   binary   files.
       Compression  will  be  disabled for hosts which are inside your LAN and
       for files which cannot be compressed.

       With the helper program sfconf you can easily configure sendfile.


       You have to specify at least one file name and the recipient’s address.
       An address can be specified as:

           a local user or a sendfile alias (see below), e.g.: framstag

           an user on a remote host, e.g.:

           like above, but in URL-syntax, e.g.: saft://

           like    above,    but    with    alternate     SAFT-port,     e.g.:


       -4, -6  Explicitly  force  IPv4  or  IPv6  connections. By default, the
               program will try to resolve the  name  given,  and  choose  the
               appropriate  protocol  automatically.  If resolving a host name
               returns both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, sendfile will try to  use
               the adresses in the order they are returned by the resolver.

       -s      Send in source mode (not needed if sending to a unix host).

       -t      Send in text mode (not needed if sending to a unix host).

       -M      Send MIME file (must be external composed before!).

       -g      Send  in guessed mode: sendfile tries to guess the correct mode
               (source, text or binary). This will not work in every case  and
               not on all platforms!

       -i      Print more transaction information.

       -v      Verbose mode: show SAFT protocol messages.

       -V      Show version information and exit.

       -u      Send uncompressed.

       -z      Send compressed.

       -a      Send  files  or  whole  directories as one archive (binary mode
               only).  You have to specify an archive name.

       -d      Delete previous sent file. No wildcards allowed.

       -o      Overwrite already sent file(s) with same name.

       -P      Read file from stdin. You must specify a file name, too.

       -S      Spool file into outgoing queue for later processing.  You  must
               run a sendfiled which supports this mode.

       -l      List files in the outgoing spool.

       -q      Quiet mode 1: print no transfer messages.

       -Q      Quiet  mode  2:  print  no  transfer,  information  or  warning

       -c      Add a short comment to a single file.

       -C      Force usage of specified compression program (gzip or bzip2).

       -pc     Encrypt file(s) with pgp (IDEA symmetric).

       -pe     Encrypt file(s) with pgp (public key).

       -ps     Add pgp signature(s) to the file(s).

       -m      Limit the maximum thruput (in KB/s).


       user    Recipient user name. Can be an alias, too. See below.

       file    File name to be sent. Only when using the  -a="archive"  option
               you may specify any file or directory.


       sendfile -t project.txt
       sendfile -a=jokes -c ’from Gary Larson’ *.gif framstag


             Users  which are not allowed to receive files or messages (set by

             Your configuration file. Valid entries are (the | symbol means  "

                bell = on|off

             add a bell when a file or message arrives.

                deleting = on|off

             allow remote users to delete their files after transmission

                msglog = on|off

             log incoming messages in /var/spool/sendfile/$USER/msglog

                notification = none|both|mail [user@host]|message [user@host]

             send  a  notification  when  a  file has been arrived via mail or
             message or none or both mechanism.

                forward = user@host

             set a forward address.

             List of addresses from where you don’t want  messages  or  files.
             The format is:

                user@host [mfb]

             m  stands  for  messages, f for files and b for both. Wildcards *
             and ? are allowed. Examples:

                * m

             You may also specify the addresses in URL-syntax.

             The sendfile alias file. Format:

                alias address [sendfile-options]


                ccc -pe -ps

             You may also specify the addresses in URL-syntax.


       sfconf receive(1) sendmsg(1) fetchfile(1)


       Ulli Horlacher  -