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

NAME
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
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 NFDUMP(8)

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