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NFTIMESTAMP(8)									   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  indi-
       vidual articles to determine if a user has seen that article.  Nftimestamp provides a sim-
       ple mechanism 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  timestamp	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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