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

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, 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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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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