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NAME

       faxanswer - tell a HylaFAX server to answer the telephone

SYNOPSIS

       /usr/sbin/faxanswer [ -q queue-dir ] [ -h how ] modem

DESCRIPTION

       faxanswer sends a message to the HylaFAX faxgetty(8) process servicing modem telling it to
       answer the telephone.  This is useful, for example, when a modem is used on a shared phone
       line and the server is configured to not normally answer the phone.

       The  specified  modem can either be the name (typically the last component of the terminal
       port the modem is attached to), or the full name of the associated FIFO named  pipe  file,
       e.g. ``FIFO.ttym2''.

OPTIONS

       -q dir    Use a spooling area other than /var/spool/hylafax.

       -h        Specify  exactly  how  the  phone  should  be  answered.  By default, the server
                 process is instructed to answer the phone and accept any kind  of  call  (voice,
                 data,  fax).   Discrimination  of  the  type  of  call is dependent on a modem's
                 adaptive-answer support.  The -h option can be  used  to  force  the  server  to
                 answer  the  phone  for  particular  type of call: one of fax, data, voice, any,
                 extern (to force faxgetty to invoke an external application  to  to  handle  the
                 call),  or  dialX  (where  X  is  a  dialstring  to dial before initiating a fax
                 reception).  If using dialX, the specified dialstring will likely  need  to  end
                 with a semicolon (``;'').

FILES

       /var/spool/hylafax                 default spooling area
       /var/spool/hylafax/FIFO            fifo for contacting faxq

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

SEE ALSO

       hylafax-server(5), faxgetty(8)

                                           May 23, 1996                              FAXANSWER(8)