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NFADMIN(8)									       NFADMIN(8)

NAME
       nfadmin - Change the status of a set of Notesfiles

SYNOPSIS
       nfadmin flags topic [ topic ... ]
       nfadmin flags -f listfile

DESCRIPTION
       Nfadmin simplifies the task of displaying and setting director page options of many notes-
       files at once.

       The flags specify the status to be changed.

       -a+    Allow anonymous submissions.

       -a-    Disallow anonymous submissions.

       -n+    Allow network transmissions/receptions.

       -n-    Disallow network transmissions/receptions.

       -o+    Open the notesfile.  Allow local access by non-directors (subject to access permis-
	      sions).

       -o-    Close the notesfile.  Disallow local access by non-directors.

       -A+    Flag  this  notesfile as an archive notesfile.  (This does NOT mean that the notes-
	      file will be archived.  You can't archive an archive!)

       -A-    Flag this notesfile as a non-archive notesfile.  This does not affect what  happens
	      to notes when they expire.

       -M+    Flag this notesfile as a moderated notesfile.  This causes commands that create new
	      notes or responses to create a mail message to the newsgroup moderator instead.	A
	      list  of	notesfiles  and  the  mail  address  of  the  moderator  is maintained in
	      /usr/spool/notes/.utilities/moderators.

       -M-    Flag this notesfile as a non-moderated notesfile.

       -L+    Flag this notesfile as a local notesfile.  Local notesfiles don't  ask  whether  to
	      include a .signature file at the end of a new note or response.

       -L-    Flag this notesfile as a non-local notesfile.  If the NFSIG environment variable is
	      set, notes will prompt whether or not to include the signature file named by  NFSIG
	      at the end of a new note or response.

       -e=NN  Set  the expiration time of this notesfile to NN days.  (NN should be replaced with
	      a positive number).

       -e=0   Set the expiration time of this notesfile to DEFAULT.  The number specified on  the
	      nfarchive  command  line	will be used to determine expiration time.  If no time is
	      specified on the nfarchive command line, 14 days is used.

       -e=-1  Set the expiration time of this notesfile to NEVER.

       -W=0   Set the working set size of this notesfile to the command line default.

       -W=NN  Set the working set size of this notesfile to NN.

       -l=NNNNN
	      Set the maximum note size of an individual note in this notesfile to NNNNN.  (Warn-
	      ing:   negative numbers and numbers under 1000 are a very bad idea here.	The usual
	      notes default of 100000 is too small for sources groups and mod.map.   Please  con-
	      sider  raising the limit for these groups to something more reasonable, like 500000
	      or 2000000.  Also check your parms.h file; notes has a "hard limit", and if you set
	      the maximum size over the hard limit, the hard limit still applies, even though the
	      individual maximum is still displayed).

       -E=default
	      Set the expiration action of this notesfile to the command line default.

       -E=delete
	      Set the expiration action of this notesfile to DELETE.

       -E=archive
	      Set the expiration action of this notesfile to ARCHIVE

       -D=default
	      Set the director message status of this notesfile to the command line default.

       -D=on  Set the director message status of this notesfile to ON; only notes with the direc-
	      tor message ON will be removed by nfarchive.

       -D=off Set  the	director  message  status  of  this notesfile to OFF; only notes with the
	      director message OFF will be removed by nfarchive.

       -D=nocare
	      Set the director message status of this notesfile to NOCARE; the	director  message
	      flag is not used by nfarchive in selecting notes for archive/deletion.

       -f file
	      The  file  specified  in	the  argument  following the -f flag contains a series of
	      lines, each specifying a notesfile or group of notesfiles  (wildcard)  to  be  dis-
	      played or changed.

       If no flags are specified (except possibly -f), no changes are made, but the current state
       of the notesfiles is displayed.	If flag(s) are specified, the new state after the changes
       is displayed, in the following format:

       notesfile title NetW Open Anon Arch WSet Arch. Keep DirM   #	Max
		       -------status------ Size Time  Actn Stat Notes	Size
       net.bugs.2bsd : YES  YES   NO   NO     0   12  ARCH DFLT     3  500000
       net.bugs.4bsd : YES  YES   NO   NO     2   12  ARCH DFLT    26  500000
       net.bugs.usg  : YES  YES   NO   NO     0   12  ARCH DFLT     8  500000
       net.bugs.uucp : YES  YES   NO   NO     0   12  ARCH DFLT     9  500000
       net.bugs.v7   : YES  YES   NO   NO     2   12  ARCH DFLT     1  500000
       nfmaint	     : YES  YES   NO   NO     0 NEVER DEL  DFLT     3  500000
       nfgripes      : YES  YES   NO   NO     0   14  DEL  DFLT     0  500000
       net.micro.6809:	NO  YES   NO   NO     0    1  DEL  DFLT     0  500000
       net.announce  : YES  YES   NO   NO     0 DFLT  ARCH DFLT     0  500000
       (The output has been squished slightly to allow it to fit in the manual page format).

       All users are allowed to run this program.  The changes are only applied to notesfiles for
       which the executing user is a director.

       This program lives in the notesfile utility directory, typically ``/usr/spool/notes/.util-
       ities''.

EXAMPLES
		 nfadmin -n+ -o+ -a- -e=14 "net.*"
		 nfadmin -o- -f noteslist

       In  the	first example, all of the net.* notesfiles are set to networked, open, non-anony-
       mous, with an expiration time of 14 days.  The second example closes access to  non-direc-
       tors for all of the files listed in the file "noteslist".

BUGS
       More parameters ought to be changable with this program.

       Nfadmin	has  not  been	tested	with systems that can have notesfile names longer than 14
       characters.  The nfadmin code does not have such dependencies except in the output format,
       but the columns may look ugly.

       Nfadmin	will  probably	stop  working when a certain news administrator creates newsgroup
       names larger than any of the PDP-11 max data space (64k), the maximum argument/environment
       to exec (something around 10k), or the total amount of virtual memory on your machine.

FILES
       /usr/spool/notes 		  the default notesfile data base

SEE ALSO
       mknf(8), notes(1), nfcomment(3),
       The Notesfile Reference Manual

AUTHORS
       Gordon Burditt (sneaky!gordon)
       Tandy Systems Design

       created this program using the Notesfiles system by

       Ray Essick (uiucdcs!essick, essick%uiuc@csnet-relay.arpa)
       University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
       Urbana, IL

       as a base.

				      University of Illinois			       NFADMIN(8)
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