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nftimestamp(8) [bsd man page]

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

nftimestamp - Set Notesfile sequencer timestamps SYNOPSIS
nftimestamp [ -v ] [ -t ] notesfile [ notesfile ] DESCRIPTION
The Notesfile system uses timestamps to determine which articles in a notesfile have been read by an individual user. The timestamps are compared with arrival times of the individual articles to determine if a user has seen that article. Nftimestamp provides a simple mecha- nism for updating many timestamps. In the usual case, nftimestamp is invoked with a list of notesfiles. The invoking user's sequencer timestamps for the specified notesfiles are set to the current time. The -t option allows the user to specify some different time. Notesfiles are specified in the same manner as on the notes command line. Include notesfiles by using their name; the shell wildcard characters (?*[]) are correctly expanded. Exclude notesfiles be prefixing their name with an exclamation mark: !notesfile. The -f option reads a list of notesfiles to be included and excluded from the specifid file. The Notesfile Administrator can use the -u option to set the sequencer for systems and other users. The seqtoascii and seqtobinary utilities provide the same function as this program. Using those programs, the user must change each time- stamp manually and then restore the sequencer file. Nftimestamp provides a simpler interface. FILES
/etc/passwd for the users name /etc/group for the users group /usr/spool/notes the default notesfile data base SEE ALSO
notes(1), seqtoascii(1), seqtobinary(1), The Notesfile Reference Manual AUTHORS
Ray Essick (uiucdcs!essick, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL University of Illinois NFTIMESTAMP(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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