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

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, 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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NFXMIT(8)						      System Manager's Manual							 NFXMIT(8)

nfxmit, nfrcv - notesfile networking programs SYNOPSIS
nfxmit -dsite [ -r ] [ -a ] [ -i ] [ -t date-spec ] [ -f file ] topic [ ... ] nfrcv topic fromsystem DESCRIPTION
Nfxmit and nfrcv implement networking of notesfiles. The nfxmit program packages eligible new articles and sends them to a remote system. Nfrcv is the receiving end of this team. Nfxmit sends the specified notesfiles to the site specified with the -d option. The -r option specifies that a request should be queued for the remote site to transmit updates from its copies of the notesfiles sent. The -r option is used only if the other site does not automatically queue updates of the notesfile. Specify -a to have articles which originated in news(1) sent. News(1)-originated articles will usually reach each system via the news pro- gram. The -i option indicates that nfxmit is to send articles to the destination that it normally would not send. These articles are those that were written there or were received at the local site from that particular site. The -i option is separate from the timestamp functions. Articles are first selected on the basis of the time received and criteria for having passed through news or the destination system are applied later. A timestamp of the last transmission of each notesfile to each system is maintained. This is used for determining the notes to send. If a different timestamp is desired, use the -t option. The supplied timestamp is used for this transfer and the stored timestamp is updated. Specify -f myfile on the command line to have nfxmit read myfile for a list of notesfiles to be sent. This is useful if the number of notesfiles is too numerous to list on a single command line. The shell meta-characters *, ?, [, and ] are recognized in both the topic parameter and the entries in myfile. Nfxmit uses uux(I) to invoke nfrcv on the remote system in order to process the incoming notes. Non-uucp connections are supported and specified in the file /usr/spool/notes/.utilities/ FILES
/usr/spool/notes/.utilities/ specifies connection methods between systems /usr/spool/notes/.utilities/net.alias directory containing mapping of local and remote notesfile names /usr/spool/notes/.sequencer/Sy:sysname Seqeuncing timestamps for sysname. SEE ALSO
news(1), notes(1), nfcomment(3), uucp(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 NFXMIT(8)
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