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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:

       o  report statistics for facsimile  transmitted  since  the  last  time
          faxcron was run.

       o  report statistics for facsimile transmitted in the past week.

       o  report statistics for facsimile received since the last time faxcron
          was run.

       o  report statistics for facsimile received in the past week.

       o  report any recent calls that  failed  suspiciously  and  return  the
          associated trace log;

       o  purge  data  that  is  30  days  or  older  from  the remote machine
          information directory;

       o  delete information that is 30 days or older from session  trace  log
          files;

       o  remove files from the tmp directory that are older than 1 day;

       o  remove  files  in  the  received  facsimile queue that are 7 days or
          older;

       o  report sites that are currently having jobs rejected; and

       o  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)