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mknf(8) [bsd man page]

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

NAME
mknf, rmnf - create and delete notesfiles SYNOPSIS
mknf [ -aon ] topic [ ... ] rmnf [ -f ] topic [ ... ] DESCRIPTION
Mknf and rmnf create and delete notesfiles respectively. The same parameters apply for each: the `topic' is the name that the notesfile is known by. As mknf processes its arguments, creating new notesfiles, the name of each new notesfile is echoed to the terminal. The new notesfiles are closed and the notesfile owner is made the sole director. He customarily turns control over to the user requesting the notesfile by making that person a director. The -aon options apply to mknf only. They signify that the notesfiles created are to permit anonymous notes, be open, and be networked respectively. If the file `/usr/spool/notes/.utilities/access-template' is present, it contains a list of access-rights which are added to the created notesfile. The file contains lines of access-rights similar to those used in the nfaccess(8) command. In environments with dynamic cre- ation of notesfiles, such as on USENET nodes, one or more users can automatically be made directors of all new notesfiles. If appropriate, they can be removed from the access list of newly created notesfiles as needed. Rmnf asks for verification of each notesfile before deleting it. The notesfile is deleted if the response line begins with a `y'. If invoked with the -f option, rmnf does not ask for verification before deleting the notesfiles. Only the notesfile owner is allowed to run mknf and rmnf. BUGS
Rmnf doesn't understand about absolute pathnames for notesfiles. It refuses to remove notesfiles specified by absolute pathnames. Any user should be allowed to create private notesfiles in directories where he has permission. FILES
/usr/spool/notes/.utilities where these programs live. /usr/spool/notes/.utilities/access-template Default access-list. /usr/spool/notes Default notesfile directory. SEE ALSO
nfaccess(8), nfxmit(8), notes(1), The Notesfile Reference Manual AUTHORS
Ray Essick (uiucdcs!essick, essick%uiuc@csnet-relay.arpa) 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 MKNF(8)

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CHECKNOTES(1)						      General Commands Manual						     CHECKNOTES(1)

NAME
checknotes - check for new notesfile articles SYNOPSIS
checknotes [ -qnvs ] [ -aname ] DESCRIPTION
Checknotes reports on the existence of new notes. The NFSEQ environment variable is read to determine the notesfiles to examine for new text. Checknotes then looks at each of the notesfiles to determine if there are new notes. The various flags specify the method of noti- fication. The flags are mutually exlusive. The -q option specifies a message ``There are new notes'' when such is the case. No text is printed if there are no new notes. Specify -n to get a message ``There are no new notes'' if this is the case. If there are new notes, no message is printed. With the -v option enabled, checknotes prints the name of each notesfile containing new notes. The -s option is silent; no output is produced. Regardless of the option, the program exits with 0 (TRUE) if new notes exist and with 1 (FALSE) if no new notes exist. The -a option specifies a subsequencer. This allows several people sharing the same signon to maintain their own sequencer files. This switch does not allow users to forge other user's sequencer files. Since the name is concatenated with the user name, arbitrarily long subsequencer names aren't necessarily unique. A good rule of thumb is to ensure the first 6 characters of any given user's subsequencer names are unique. FILES
/etc/passwd for the users name /etc/group for the users group(s) /usr/spool/notes the default notesfile data base /usr/spool/notes/.sequencer/user Sequencing timestamps for user. /usr/spool/notes/.sequencer/user:subsequencer Sub-sequencing timestamps for user. SEE ALSO
notes(1), The Notesfile Reference Manual AUTHORS
Ray Essick (uiucdcs!essick, essick%uiuc@csnet-relay.arpa) 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 CHECKNOTES(1)

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