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NAME

       spmdisp - generate messages

SYNOPSIS

       spmdisp options

DESCRIPTION

       Spmdisp generates messages as required by spshed(8) in response to the mail or write
       completion or attention options of gspl-pr(1) and equivalents.

       By default, it uses the system basic mailer to dispose of mail options, spwrite(8) to send
       messages to users' terminals and dosspwrite(8) to send messages to Windows PCs.

       The messages are generated by spmdisp from the system message file, which by default is
       int-config.

       The program to be used in each case may be overridden by assignments to the environment
       variables "MAILER", "WRITER" and "DOSWRITER", most conveniently in the master
       configuration file gnuspool.conf. The program (or shell script) to be run in each case
       should take data on standard input and the relevant user name as the first argument, and
       will run under the identity "spooler".

       These variables may also be set on a per-user basis by assignment in a ".gnuspool" file
       located in a user's home directory. The user may also specify an alternative message file
       by assignment to the variable "SYSMESG". These programs or scripts will be run under the
       identity of the user, typically the owner of the job to be run.

       The interface (options etc) are internal to GNUspool and are not documented here.

FILES

       int-config message file

       ~/.gnuspool user's home directory

ENVIRONMENT

       DOSWRITER
           alternative write to PC program or script.

       MAILER
           alternative mail results program or script.

       WRITER
           alternative write results program or script.

       SPHELPDIR
           alternative location for help file directory.

       SYSMESG
           alternative message file location (relative to user's home directory if need be).

SEE ALSO

       dosspwrite(8), spshed(8), spwrite(8).

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  This is free software. You may
       redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
       <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.  There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by
       law.

AUTHOR

       John M Collins, Xi Software Ltd.