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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)