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       pagesend - HylaFAX IXO/TAP and UCP transmit program


       /usr/sbin/pagesend [ -l ] [ -p ] [ -c config ] -m device-ID qfile


       pagesend  is the program that implements the IXO/TAP and the UCP transmission protocol for
       the HylaFAX system.  pagesend is invoked by the faxq  scheduler  process  for  each  pager
       transmit  attempt.   pagesend assumes that its current working directory is the top of the
       spooling hierarchy and that a suitable modem device has been allocated for  its  use.   In
       normal  use  pagesend  will  inherit  a lockfile for the modem from the faxq process.  The
       format of the job description file specified on the command line is described in sendq(5).

       pagesend initializes the modem before attempting to transmit the pager message  using  the
       information in the appropriate modem configuration file.  If the modem does not respond to
       this initialization, pagesend will repeatedly try to initialize the modem.  This behaviour
       is  required for send-only environments in which a faxgetty(8) process is not run (and the
       modem would be known to be in a properly initialized state).  pagesend catches SIGINT  and
       SIGTERM  and  cleans  up  any resources it controls; this is the mechanism used by faxq to
       abort a job while it is in progress.

       Many aspects of pagesend operation are  controlled  through  a  configuration  file.   The
       configuration  file  is  located  in  the spooler hierarchy in the etc subdirectory and is
       named config.device-ID; consult hylafax-config(5) for detailed information on the contents
       of configuration files.

       The  protocol  which  must  be  used for a specific service provider is controled from the
       hylafax-info(5) file.


       -c config Treat config as a configuration  parameter  specification  that  is  interpreted
                 after   reading   the   per-device   configuration   file.   For  example,  ``-c
                 sessiontracing:0x4f'' would set the SessionTracing  configuration  parameter  to
                 ``0x4f'', overriding any setting in the configuration file.

       -m devID  The  device to use in processing the job.  Note that this is a device identifier
                 and not the pathname of the tty special file.  A  device  identifier  is  formed
                 from  a  device  filename  by  removing any leading ``/dev/'' and converting any
                 ``/'' characters to ``_'' characters.

       -l        Do the UUCP lockfile protocol in pagesend.  By default pagesend assumes that  it
                 is  invoked  with  the device already locked and that it does not need to manage
                 the lockfile.

       -p        Do not change the process priority when transmitting.   Normally  pagesend  will
                 raise its priority to reduce i/o latency.  This option is useful for debugging.


       pagesend  returns  the  new  job  status  to  faxq through the exit(2) return value of the
       process: send_retry (0),  retry  job;  send_failed  (1),  job  finished  without  success,
       send_done  (2), job completed successfully, send_reformat (3), job should be retried after
       documents are reformatted.


       /var/spool/hylafax/etc/config.devID     device-specific configuration file

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


       faxq(8), hylafax-server(5), hylafax-config(5), hylafax-info(5)

                                         October 3, 1995                              PAGESEND(8)