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NFABORT(3)						     Library Functions Manual							NFABORT(3)

nfabort - dump core and log it in a notesfile SYNOPSIS
nfabort ( notesfile, message, title, cname, exitcode ) char *notesfile, *message, *title, *cname, exitcode cc ... -lnfcom DESCRIPTION
Nfabort provides user programs with a convenient way to generate a core image, move it to a save place, and log the action in a notesfile. The notesfile parameter specifies the notesfile to receive a copy of the string message with a line appended detailing the final resting place of the core image. The text is inserted into the notesfile as a base note with title taken from the parameter list. Cname is the prefix of the pathname of where to place the core image. This is suffixed with ``.integer'' to yield the full pathname. The integer is generated from the pid of the current process. After generating and saving the core image and placing the message in the notesfile, nfabort terminates the current process with the exit code specified by the exitcode parameter. Nfabort calls nfcomment to insert the message into the notesfile. BUGS
Certain conditions, such as running out of memory, will cause nfabort to fail. Nfabort will fail to log the message if it can't fork a child process. The final resting place of the core image will not be logged if nfabort can't allocate memory for temporary strings. FILES
/usr/lib/libnfcom.a -lnfcom library SEE ALSO
malloc(3), nfcomment(3), nfpipe(1), notes(1), popen(3S), system(3), The Notesfile Reference Manual AUTHORS
Ray Essick (uiucdcs!essick, Department of Computer Science University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL University of Illinois NFABORT(3)

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NFARCHIVE(8)						      System Manager's Manual						      NFARCHIVE(8)

nfarchive - archive notesfiles SYNOPSIS
nfarchive [ -# ] [ -d ] [ -m- or -m+ ] [ -w# ] [ -f file ] topic [ ... ] DESCRIPTION
Nfarchive is used to expire notes that have not been modified in a certain amount of time. Archives are stored in ``archive notesfiles''. The -# parameter is the number of days a notestring must be idle (no new responses) before being eligible for archival. Expired notestrings are either deleted or placed in an archive. The -d parameter tells nfarchive to delete expired notestrings. If unse- lected, the expired notestrings are placed in an archive. The -m+ option specifies that only notes marked with a director message are eligible for expiration. -m- specifies that only notes without a director message are eligible for expiration. By default, the expiration algorithm is indifferent to a note's director message status. The -w# option specified the working set size for the expired notesfiles. The specified number represents the minimum number of notes to leave in the notesfile. The expiration threshold, working set size, expiration action, and director message requirements can all be specified as a director's option in each notesfile. Specific values override what is specified on the nfarchive command line. A default value specifies using the value specified on the command line. The -f parameter specifies a file containing a list of notesfiles to archive. Notesfiles can also be specified on the command line. By default, the archive of notesfile /usr/spool/notes/somenotes is in /usr/spool/oldnotes/somenotes. The archive of /some/other/place/somenotes also defaults to /usr/spool/oldnotes/somenotes. To prevent collisions of this nature, mapping between active and archive notesfiles is implemented. The file /usr/spool/notes/.utilities/net.alias/Archive-into contains lines of the form: active-notesfile:archive notesfile Lines in this file beginning with `#' are comments. Notesfiles without an entry in this file are archived into the /usr/spool/oldnotes directory with the appropriate last component. When initially created, an archive notesfile has an access list matching its active counterpart. Currently, only directors are allowed to write in an archive notesfile. Nfarchive refuses to archive an archive notesfile. FILES
/usr/spool/notes/.utilities where this programs lives. /usr/spool/notes/.utilities/net.alias/Archive-into maps active notesfiles into their archives. /usr/spool/notes Default notes data base /usr/spool/oldnotes Default archive directory SEE ALSO
notes(1), The Notesfile Reference Manual AUTHORS
Ray Essick (uiucdcs!essick, Department of Computer Science University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL Rob Kolstad (kolstad@convex.UUCP) CONVEX Computer Corporation Richardson, TX University of Illinois NFARCHIVE(8)
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