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nfarchive(8) [bsd man page]

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

NAME
nfarchive - archive notesfiles SYNOPSIS
nfarchive [ -# ] [ -d ] [ -m- or -m+ ] [ -w# ] [ -f file ] topic [ ... ] DESCRIPTION
Nfarchive is used to expire notes that have not been modified in a certain amount of time. Archives are stored in ``archive notesfiles''. The -# parameter is the number of days a notestring must be idle (no new responses) before being eligible for archival. Expired notestrings are either deleted or placed in an archive. The -d parameter tells nfarchive to delete expired notestrings. If unse- lected, the expired notestrings are placed in an archive. The -m+ option specifies that only notes marked with a director message are eligible for expiration. -m- specifies that only notes without a director message are eligible for expiration. By default, the expiration algorithm is indifferent to a note's director message status. The -w# option specified the working set size for the expired notesfiles. The specified number represents the minimum number of notes to leave in the notesfile. The expiration threshold, working set size, expiration action, and director message requirements can all be specified as a director's option in each notesfile. Specific values override what is specified on the nfarchive command line. A default value specifies using the value specified on the command line. The -f parameter specifies a file containing a list of notesfiles to archive. Notesfiles can also be specified on the command line. By default, the archive of notesfile /usr/spool/notes/somenotes is in /usr/spool/oldnotes/somenotes. The archive of /some/other/place/somenotes also defaults to /usr/spool/oldnotes/somenotes. To prevent collisions of this nature, mapping between active and archive notesfiles is implemented. The file /usr/spool/notes/.utilities/net.alias/Archive-into contains lines of the form: active-notesfile:archive notesfile Lines in this file beginning with `#' are comments. Notesfiles without an entry in this file are archived into the /usr/spool/oldnotes directory with the appropriate last component. When initially created, an archive notesfile has an access list matching its active counterpart. Currently, only directors are allowed to write in an archive notesfile. Nfarchive refuses to archive an archive notesfile. FILES
/usr/spool/notes/.utilities where this programs lives. /usr/spool/notes/.utilities/net.alias/Archive-into maps active notesfiles into their archives. /usr/spool/notes Default notes data base /usr/spool/oldnotes Default archive directory 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 NFARCHIVE(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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