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NAME

       faxsend - HylaFAX facsimile transmit program

SYNOPSIS

       /usr/sbin/faxsend [ -l ] [ -p ] [ -c config ] -m device-ID qfile [qfile [qfile [...]]]

DESCRIPTION

       faxsend is the program that implements the facsimile transmission protocol for the HylaFAX
       system.  faxsend is invoked by the faxq scheduler  process  for  each  facsimile  transmit
       attempt.   faxsend  assumes  that its current working directory is the top of the spooling
       hierarchy, that a suitable modem device has been allocated  for  its  use,  and  that  all
       documents  to  be  sent  are already converted to TIFF/F (TIFF Class F) at the appropriate
       resolution and with an appropriate data encoding.  In normal use faxsend  will  inherit  a
       lockfile  for  the  modem  from  the faxq process.  The format of the job description file
       specified on the command line is described in sendq(5).

       faxsend initializes the modem before  attempting  to  transmit  the  facsimile  using  the
       information in the appropriate modem configuration file.  If the modem does not respond to
       this initialization, faxsend will repeatedly try to initialize the modem.  This  behaviour
       is  required for send-only environments in which a faxgetty(8) process is not run (and the
       modem would be known to be in a properly initialized state).  faxsend catches  SIGINT  and
       SIGTERM  and  cleans  up  any resources it controls; this is the mechanism used by faxq to
       abort a job while it is in progress.

       Multiple fax jobs of documents with varying formatting may be sent  in  one  fax  call  by
       ``batching'' them by supplying faxsend with multiple qfile entries.

       Many  aspects  of  faxsend  operation  are  controlled  through a configuration file.  The
       configuration file is located in the spooler hierarchy in  the  etc  subdirectory  and  is
       named config.device-ID; consult hylafax-config(5) for detailed information on the contents
       of configuration files.

OPTIONS

       The following options are recognized:

       -c config Treat config as a configuration  parameter  specification  that  is  interpreted
                 after   reading   the   per-device   configuration   file.   For  example,  ``-c
                 sessiontracing:0x4f'' would set the SessionTracing  configuration  parameter  to
                 ``0x4f'', overriding any setting in the configuration file.

       -m devID  The  device to use in processing the job.  Note that this is a device identifier
                 and not the pathname of the tty special file.  A  device  identifier  is  formed
                 from  a  device  filename  by  removing any leading ``/dev/'' and converting any
                 ``/'' characters to ``_'' characters.

       -l        Do the UUCP lockfile protocol in faxsend.  By default faxsend assumes that it is
                 invoked  with  the device already locked and that it does not need to manage the
                 lockfile.

       -p        Do not change the process priority when  transmitting.   Normally  faxsend  will
                 raise its priority to reduce i/o latency.  This option is useful for debugging.

NOTES

       faxsend  returns  the  new job status to faxq through the returned value in the associated
       qfile: send_retry, retry job; send_failed, job finished without  success,  send_done,  job
       completed   successfully,  send_reformat,  job  should  be  retried  after  documents  are
       reformatted.

FILES

       /var/spool/hylafax/etc/config.devID     device-specific configuration file

       Consult hylafax-server(5) for a complete discussion of the structure and  content  of  the
       spooling area.

SEE ALSO

       faxq(8), hylafax-server(5), hylafax-config(5)

                                         October 3, 1995                               FAXSEND(8)