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       crashmail - A Fidonet *.JAM and MSG tosser


       crashmail  [SETTINGS  filename]  [SCAN]  [TOSS]  [TOSSFILE  filename]  [TOSSDIR directory]
       [SCANAREA area] [SCANLIST filename] [SENDLIST address] [SENDQUERY  address]  [SENDUNLINKED
       address]  [SENDHELP  address]  [SENDINFO address] [REMOVE address] [RESCAN area RESCANNODE


       Welcome to CrashMail II! CrashMail II is basically a more portable version  of  CrashMail,
       my  tosser  for  Amiga  computers.  Users of the old Amiga version will probably find some
       things familiar while some features are gone such as the ARexx port (for obvious reasons!)
       and  the  GUI  configuration  editor.  The  only feature that CrashMail II has and the old
       CrashMail hasn't is support for JAM messagebases.


       SCAN   Scan all areas for messages to export.

       TOSS   Toss all .pkt files and bundles in inbound directory.

       TOSSFILE filename
              Toss the specified file.

       TOSSDIR directory
              Toss all files in the specified directory.

       SCANAREA area
              Scan the specified area.

       SCANLIST filename
              Scan all areas listed in the specified file.

       RESCAN area
       RESCANNODE node
       RESCANMAX max
              Rescans the specified area for the specified node. If RESCANMAX  is  specified,  it
              sets the maximum number of messages to rescan.

       SENDQUERY address
              Send a list of linked areas to the REMOTESYSOP of the specified node.

       SENDLIST address
              Send a list of available areas to the REMOTESYSTEOP of specified node.

       SENDUNLINKED address
              Send a list of unlinked areas to the REMOTESYSOP of the specified node.

       SENDHELP address
              Send Areafix help file to the REMOTESYSOP on the specified node.

       SENDINFO address
              Send  Areafix  information  (password,  group  access)  to  the  REMOTESYSOP on the
              specified node.

       SETTINGS filename
              Use this configuration file instead of the  default.You  can  use  the  environment
              variable CMCONFIGFILE to set the default configuration file.

              Show version information about CrashMail.

       LOCK   Locks CrashMail's configuration file and then exits. CrashMail has a simple locking
              mechanism  to  ensure  that  two  instances  of  CrashMail  never  use   the   same
              configuration  file  at  the same time. You can use this if you want to temporarily
              want to stop CrashMail from running, e.g. when updating the nodelist.

       UNLOCK Removes the lock  on  CrashMail's  configuration  file.  Only  use  this  when  the
              configuration  file previously has been locked with LOCK, otherwise terrible things
              might happen.

              Process all packets without security checks. This is intended  to  be  used  mainly
              with TOSSDIR/TOSSFILE and with packets created by CrashWrite.


       crashexport(1),    crashgetnode(1),    crashlist(1),    crashlistout(1),    crashmaint(1),
       crashstats(1) crashwrite(1),




       If you want to use an old reader that only can handle 8+3 filenames, you have to use %8 in
       the  path  of  your DEFAULT area if you are using the auto-add feature.  This creates an 8
       digit serial number to use as the path for the area.  Note that if CrashMail is run  twice
       in  a  short period of time (a few seconds), it might create duplicate paths.  Avoid %8 if
       it is at all possible.

       Don't use the ~ character in paths.  Such  paths  are  expanded  to  point  to  your  home
       directory  by  the shell and not by the i/o functions in the system. They will not work in

       In *.msg areas, make sure that all files are named *.msg and not *.MSG!  If they  are  not
       named in lowercase, CrashMail will not export them.

       As  an extra bonus, the Linux version of CrashMail can use the syslog instead of using its
       own log file. Just use "syslog" as the name of your log file.

       If the precompiled binaries in the CrashMail archive don't work on your system,  you  will
       have to compile your own. See src/ReadMe.txt for more information about this.


       CrashMail is written by Johan Billing <>

       This manual page was written by Peter Karlsson <>