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

nfdump, nfload - notesfile dump/load programs SYNOPSIS
nfdump notesfile nfload [ -Ddirectory ] notesfile DESCRIPTION
Nfdump and nfload are used to convert notesfile data base formats. Nfdump converts the specified notesfile to a portable ASCII format and writes it to standard output. Some diagnostics are produced on stderr. Nfdump can be run by any user; access to a particular notesfile is governed by that notesfile's access list. Nfload is used on the output from nfdump to create a new notesfile. The -D option specifies an alternate base directory for the notesfile. If unspecified, this defaults to ``/usr/spool/notes''. Nfload reads standard input for the ASCII representation of the notesfile. Typical use of these two programs occurs when converting an existing notesfile data base to a new format. The nfdump program should be compiled with the older structure definitions while nfload is compiled with the newer structures. The data base can then be converted with a shell script of the following nature: mkdir .OLD mv * .OLD for i in `ls .OLD` do echo $i start nfdump $i | nfload -D/usr/spool/newnotes $i done echo $i done echo ALL DONE rm -rf .OLD This assumes that the old data base is in ``/usr/spool/notes'' and the new data base is to be placed in ``/usr/spool/newnotes''. After the conversion is complete, one can move the old data base from ``/usr/spool/notes'' to ``/usr/spool/oldformat'' and the new data base from ``/usr/spool/newnotes'' to ``/usr/spool/notes''. FILES
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 NFDUMP(8)

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