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

NAME
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, essick@a.cs.uiuc.edu) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL University of Illinois NFTIMESTAMP(8)

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

NAME
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, 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 MKNF(8)
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