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       crashwrite - Creates PKT file from text file


       crashwrite  DIR  directory [FROMNAME string] [FROMADDR node] [TONAME string] [TOADDR node]
       [SUBJECT string] [AREA  area]  [ORIGIN  origin]  [TEXT  filename]  [NOMSGID]  [FILEATTACH]
       [PKTFROMADDR node] [PKTTOADDR node] PASSWORD [string]


       CrashWrite  reads  a text file and creates a .pkt file that can be processed by CrashMail.
       This can be used to post announcements and other messages in areas. The best  way  to  use
       CrashWrite  is  to let it generate packets in a separate directory and then toss them with

       There are many keywords for CrashWrite. All keywords are optional except for DIRECTORY. If
       you do not enter a keyword, a default value will be used.


       FROMNAME string
       FROMADDR node
       TONAME string
       TOADDR node
       SUBJECT string
              Use  these keywords to set the header of the message. You only need to enter TONAME
              and TOADDR for netmails.

       PKTFROMADDR node
       PKTTOADDR node
              Use these if you want to set the origin and destination address of  the  packet  to
              something  other  than the origin and destination address of the message inside the
              packet. If you do not specify these keywords, FROMADDR and TOADDR will be used  for
              the packet as well.

       PASSWORD string
              You  can  use  this keyword to set a password for the packet. The maximum length of
              the password is eight characters.

       AREA area
              The area the message should be posted in. If you do not enter an area, the  message
              will be sent as a netmail.

       ORIGIN origin
              The origin line for the message. This keyword has no effect for netmail messages.

       DIR directory
              The directory where the packet should be placed.

       TEXT filename
              The name of a text file that should be included as the message text.

              Prevents CrashWrite from adding a MSGID line.

              Sets  the  file-attach flag for netmails. The filename should be put in the subject




       CrashMail is written by Johan Billing <>

       This manual page was written by Peter Karlsson <>