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NAME

       notify - HylaFAX user notification script

SYNOPSIS

       /var/spool/hylafax/bin/notify qfile why jobtime [ nextTry ]

DESCRIPTION

       bin/notify  is  the  command script invoked by the facsimile server to notify a user about
       the status of an outbound job.  The default notification script sends the user  electronic
       mail describing the event or action.  The arguments are:

       qfile     the pathname of the job description file.

       why       a string that specifies why the user is being notified; one of:
                 Why                 Notes    Meaning
                 done                ¹        job was completed successfully
                 failed              ¹²       job was not completed
                 rejected            ¹        job was rejected for specified reasons
                 requeued            ²        job was not completed, but was requeued for retry
                 removed             ¹        job was deleted from the queue
                 killed              ¹        job was deleted from the queue
                 timedout            ¹        job could not be sent before kill time expired
                 format_failed       ¹        document conversion failed
                 no_formatter        ¹        the document conversion program was not found
                 poll_rejected       ¹²       a polling request was rejected by the remote side
                 poll_no_document    ¹²       a polling request failed because nothing was available
                 poll_failed         ¹²       a polling request failed for an unknown reason
                 blocked             ³        job is blocked by concurrent jobs
                 ¹ A final job state
                 ² A transcript of the failed communication is returned to the sender.
                 ³  No emails are sent for the block state, the job has been neither requeued nor
                 done, but remains waiting in the queue for the ability to be sent.

       jobtime   the total transmission time of a successful job or the connect time of a  failed
                 request (passed as a string).

       nextTry   the time (passed as a string) at which the next attempt will be made to complete
                 the job.  This parameter is passed only if why is ``requeued''.

NOTES

       The behavior of notify is intended to be customizable via  the  etc/FaxNotify  script,  if
       present.   FaxNotify  is  sourced  after  the  q-file is parsed and all default values are
       preset.  Useful settings for FaxNotify are:

       WHY    is identical to why mentioned above and can be useful  in  determining  under  what
              conditions various settings should take effect.  For example,

              if [ "$WHY" != "done" ]; then
                  RETURNFILETYPE=pdf;
              fi

              This would only set RETURNFILETYPE when the job did not complete successfully.

       RETURNFILETYPE
              can  be  set  to  ``tif'',  ``pdf'',  ``ps'', or ``original''.  If set, this causes
              notify to return a copy of the submitted documents to the SENDER address along with
              the  notification  message.  The ``original'' setting uses the format type that was
              used in the submission.  Multiple values may be specified by separating  them  with
              whitespace. In that case a separate attachment is created for each filetype.

       NOTIFY_FAXMASTER
              is   used   to  deliver  a  notification  message  to  TOADDR  (which  defaults  to
              ``FaxMaster'') that contains technical information about the job.  This  is  useful
              in allowing the administrator to be aware of any problems before those problems are
              reported  by  the  users.   Possible  settings  are  ``yes'',  ``always'',  ``no'',
              ``never'',  and ``errors''.  If ``errors'' is used then the notification message is
              only sent to FaxMaster when the job experienced an error.  The default is ``no''.

       The settings of the user in $notify (read from the sendq job file)  controls  whether  the
       user  will  get  the  notification  email.   If  you  want  to  force notification emails,
       irregardless of the users selection, or force a blocked notification (which is not sent by
       default), you can set

       notify="always"

       which will force the notify script to send the email.

FILES

       /var/spool/hylafax   spooling area
       /usr/lib/sendmail    for delivering mail

SEE ALSO

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

                                           May 8, 1996                                  NOTIFY(8)