BSD 2.11 - man page for nfxmit (bsd section 8)
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nfxmit, nfrcv - notesfile networking programs
nfxmit -dsite [ -r ] [ -a ] [ -i ] [ -t date-spec ] [ -f file ] topic [ ... ]
nfrcv topic fromsystem
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 program.
The -i option indicates that nfxmit is to send articles to the destination that it nor-
mally 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
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 sin-
gle 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/net.how 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.
news(1), notes(1), nfcomment(3), uucp(1),
The Notesfile Reference Manual
Ray Essick (uiucdcs!essick, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rob Kolstad (kolstad@convex.UUCP)
CONVEX Computer Corporation
University of Illinois NFXMIT(8)
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