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nfmail(8) [bsd man page]

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

nfmail - accept mail for a notesfile SYNOPSIS
nfmail [ -F ] [ -s ] [ -d ] [ -m mailrc ] topic DESCRIPTION
Nfmail is a mail-receiving program which takes incoming mail, parses subject and author information, and places the letter in a notesfile. Replies, marked by a ``Re:'' prefix in the Subject line, are placed in the notesfile as responses if a basenote with the appropriate title can be found. Normally, the matching of titles based on the ``Re:'' prefixes is done so that a match only occurs when the basenote titles starts with the remainder of the string. Thus, ``Re: this'' will match as a response of the basenote ``this is it'', but will not match a basenote titled ``see this note''. Specify the -F option if you wish to remove the restriction that matches start at the beginning of the title. The -s option tells nfmail to strip header lines from the letter before placing it in the notesfile. Normally, all header information is retained. The ``Subject'', and ``From'' header lines are never removed from the letter. The file /etc/Mail.rc defines default mail read- ing characteristics on many BSD systems. This file can contain lists of header lines to be ignored when presenting messages to users. Nfmail reads this file to determine which header lines are normally ignored. If this file is missing, nfmail doesn't strip any header lines. The -m option specifies further files, typically ``.mailrc'' files, to search for header lines to ignore. More than one -m option can appear on the command line. Use the -d option when you want the inserted note or response to be flagged as a director message. Nfmail usually appears as a mail alias in the file ``/etc/aliases'' in lines such as: problems: "|/usr/spool/notes/.utilities/nfmail -s problems" BUGS
The dependence on ``/etc/Mail.rc'' for lists of headers to be ignored should be cleaned up. Perhaps something where absence of the file means to strip all headers except the Subject and From lines. FILES
/usr/spool/notes/.utilities/nfmail where this program lives. /etc/aliases Mail aliases (BSD UNIX) /etc/Mail.rc Mail configuration templates SEE ALSO
delivermail(8), notes(1), Mail(1), sendmail(8), 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 NFMAIL(8)

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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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