mknf, rmnf - create and delete notesfiles
mknf [ -aon ] topic [ ... ]
rmnf [ -f ] topic [ ... ]
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 per-
mit 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 creation of notesfiles, such as on USENET nodes, one or more users can automati-
cally 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.
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 per-
/usr/spool/notes/.utilities where these programs live.
/usr/spool/notes Default notesfile directory.
nfaccess(8), nfxmit(8), notes(1),
The Notesfile Reference Manual
Ray Essick (uiucdcs!essick, email@example.com)
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rob Kolstad (kolstad@convex.UUCP)
CONVEX Computer Corporation
University of Illinois MKNF(8)