CRASHMAIL(1) CrashMail CRASHMAIL(1)
crashmail - A Fidonet *.JAM and MSG tosser
crashmail [SETTINGS filename] [SCAN] [TOSS] [TOSSFILE filename] [TOSSDIR directory] [SCANAREA area] [SCANLIST filename] [RESCAN area RES-
CANNODE node [RESCANMAX max]] [VERSION] [LOCK] [UNLOCK] [NOSECURITY]
Welcome to CrashMail II! CrashMail II is basically a more portable version of CrashMail, my tosser for Amiga computers. Users of the old
Amiga version will probably find some things familiar while some features are gone such as the ARexx port (for obvious reasons!) and the
GUI configuration editor. The only feature that CrashMail II has and the old CrashMail hasn't is support for JAM messagebases.
SCAN Scan all areas for messages to export.
TOSS Toss all .pkt files and bundles in inbound directory.
Toss the specified file.
Toss all files in the specified directory.
Scan the specified area.
Scan all areas listed in the specified file.
Rescans the specied area for the specied node. If RESCANMAX is specified, it sets the maximum number of messages to rescan.
Use this configuration file instead of the default.You can use the environment variable CMCONFIGFILE to set the default configura-
Show version information about CrashMail.
LOCK Locks CrashMail's configuration file and then exits. CrashMail has a simple locking mechanism to ensure that two instances of Crash-
Mail never use the same configuration file at the same time. You can use this if you want to temporarily want to stop CrashMail from
running, e.g. when updating the nodelist.
UNLOCK Removes the lock on CrashMail's configuration file. Only use this when the configuration file previously has been locked with LOCK,
otherwise terrible things might happen.
Process all packets without security checks. This is intended to be used mainly with TOSSDIR/TOSSFILE and with packets created by
crashexport(1), crashlist(1), crashmaint(1), crashwrite(1), crashgetnode(1), crashstats(1)
If you want to use an old reader that only can handle 8+3 filenames, you have to use %8 in the path of your DEFAULT area if you are using
the auto-add feature. This creates an 8 digit serial number to use as the path for the area. Note that if CrashMail is run twice in a
short period of time (a few seconds), it might create duplicate paths. Avoid %8 if it is at all possible.
Don't use the ~ character in paths. Such paths are expanded to point to your home directory by the shell and not by the i/o functions in
the system. They will not work in CrashMail.
In *.msg areas, make sure that all files are named *.msg and not *.MSG! If they are not named in lowercase, CrashMail will not export
As an extra bonus, the Linux version of CrashMail can use the syslog instead of using its own log file. Just use "syslog" as the name of
your log file.
If the precompiled binaries in the CrashMail archive don't work on your system, you will have to compile your own. See src/ReadMe.txt for
more information about this.
CrashMail is written by Johan Billing <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This manual page was written by Peter Karlsson <email@example.com>
Johan Billing 1999-08-01 CRASHMAIL(1)