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sendq/q* - HylaFAX outbound job description
Files in the sendq directory specify transmission job requests. These files are created by hfaxd(8), when submitting a job on behalf of
sendfax(1) or sendpage(1). Job description files also reside in the doneq directory; they are moved there by faxq(8) when a job completes.
Job description files are ASCII files with lines of the form
where a tag is one of the identifiers described below and a value is either a string or number. Values start at the first non-blank char-
acter after the ``:'' and continue to the end of the line. Lines that end with a backslash character ``'' are continued to the next line.
Numeric values are decimal integers, except for chophreshold which is expressed as a floating point value.
The following table lists the possible tags and the required type of the associated value.
Tag Type Description
chopthreshold float page chopping threshold (inches)
commid string communication identifier for last call
company string receiver's company
client string host that submitted the job
cover string continuation coverpage file
data string unprocessed document of indeterminate type
!data string processed document of indeterminate type
dataformat string data format used to transmit a facsimile
desiredbr integer desired maximum transmit speed
desireddf integer desired page data format
desiredec integer desired use of Error Correction Mode (ECM)
desiredst integer desired minimum scanline time
desiredtl integer whether or not to use tagline parameter
doneop string operation to perform when job is reaped
errorcode string job status error code
external string external form of dialstring
fax string document ready for transmission
faxnumber string faxnumber to use sending
groupid integer HylaFAX job group identifier
jobid integer HylaFAX job identifier
jobtag string user-specified job identifier
jobtype string job type identification string
killtime integer time to give up trying to send job
location string receiver's location
mailaddr string email address of sender
maxdials integer max number of times to dial
maxtries integer max number of attempts to send job
minbr integer minimum required transmit speed
modem string outgoing modem to use
ndials integer number of consecutive failed attempts to place call
notify string email notification specification
npages integer number of pages transmitted
ntries integer number of attempts to send current page
number string dialstring to use in placing call
owner string user that owns the job
page string PIN in a page operation
pagechop string whitespace truncation handling
pagehandling string page analysis information
pagelength integer facsimile page length (millimeters)
pagewidth integer facsimile page width (millimeters)
passwd string info to send in HDLC PWD frame
pcl string unprocessed PCL document
!pcl string processed PCL document
poll string polling request
postscript string unprocessed POSTSCRIPT document
!postscript string processed POSTSCRIPT document
priority integer user-specified scheduling priority
receiver string receiver's identity
resolution integer vertical resolution of facsimile
retrytime integer time to use between job retries
returned integer indicates return status value for the job
schedpri integer current scheduling priority
sender string identity of sender
signalrate string signalling rate at which a facsimile was sent
state integer job scheduling state
status string job status
subaddr string info to send in HDLC SUB frame
tagline string tagline format string
tiff string unprocessed TIFF/F document
!tiff string processed TIFF/F document
totdials integer total number of phone calls
totpages integer total pages to transmit
tottries integer total number of attempts to send job
tsi string TSI to transmit when sending
tts integer time to send job
useccover integer whether or not to use a continuation cover page
usexvres integer whether or not to use highest vertical resolution
Note that all files must be owned by the fax user. Pathnames for document files must be relative to the top of the HylaFAX spooling direc-
tory and not include ``..''.
chopthreshold The minimum trailing whitespace (in inches) that must appear on a page for it to be considered for ``page chopping''. If
this parameter is not specified then the value specified by the PageChopThreshold configuration parameter is used; see
commid The communication identifier for the last outbound call placed for this job. This string is of the form ``XXXXXXXX'' where
XXXXXXXX is a decimal sequence number in the range 1-99999999.
client The fully qualified hostname for the machine from which the job was submitted. If the hostname is unknown at the time the
job is submitted, then the host address in Internet standard ``.'' (dot) notation is supplied instead.
company The receiver's company name as specified with the -x option to sendfax(1). This value is used only when creating continua-
tion cover pages.
cover The pathname of a continuation cover page to send. The file must be TIFF/F (i.e. it must already be prepared for transmis-
sion). This document will be transmitted before any other documents listed in the file. See ContCoverPage and ContCoverCmd
data The pathname of a document to send. Once a document has been processed, it is marked as !data so that subsequent retries do
not reprocess the document.
dataformat The format used to transmit facsimile data. This item is recorded by faxsend(8) so that notify(8) can return it in a notifi-
desiredbr The desired signalling rate to use for page data transmissions: 0 for 2400 bps, 1 for 4800 bps, 2 for 7200 bps, 3 for 9600
bps, 4 for 12000 bps, 5 for 14400 bps, 6 for 16800 bps, 7 for 19200 bps, 8 for 21600 bps, 9 for 24000 bps, 10 for 26400 bps,
11 for 28800 bps, 12 for 31200 bps, and 13 for 33600 bps (default).
desireddf The desired data format to use for page data transmissions: 0 for 1-D MH, 1 for 2-D MR, 3 for 2-D MR with uncompressed data,
and 4 for 2-D MMR (default).
desiredec Which type of Error Correction Mode (ECM) to use: 0 to disable, 1 for 64-byte ECM, 2 for 256-byte ECM (default).
desiredst The desired minimum scanline time to use for page data transmissions: 0 for 0 ms (default), 1 for 5 ms, 2 for 10ms/5ms, 3 for
10ms, 4 for 20ms/10ms, 5 for 20ms, 6 for 40ms/20ms, and 7 for 40ms. This value is used in selecting the negotiated session
desiredtl Whether or not to use the format string specified by the tagline job parameter when imaging taglines on document pages. If
this value is non-zero then per-job format string is used; otherwise the tagline format string specified in the server con-
figuration file is used; see TagLineFormat in hylafax-config(5).
doneop The treatment the job should be given when it is processed by the faxqclean(8) job cleaner program. The may be one of remove
(to expunge the job description file and all associated documents that are not referenced by another job) or archive (to
request that the job and associated documents be archived on the server machine). Consult faxqclean more details on other
information that may be included in this string.
errorcode The codified form of the status message intended for use by clients which provide customized status messages keyed from this
external The external form of the dialstring. This string is used instead of the dialstring in any status and log messages. Clients
can protect private information such as access codes that must be placed in dialstrings by supplying a ``cleansed'' version
of the dialstring.
fax The pathname of a TIFF/F document that is ready for transmission. If the pathname string has a leading ``xx:'', then ``xx''
is interpreted to be the index of the first directory in the file to transmit (directories are numbered starting at zero).
faxnumber The number to use when sending a fax. Parallel's FAXNumber device config option.
groupid The job group identifier, an integer number in the range 1 to 32000 assigned to each group of jobs by the HylaFAX software.
Each job in a group of jobs submitted at the same time is assigned the same value by the HylaFAX software.
jobid The job identifier, a unique integer number in the range 1 to 32000 assigned to each job by the HylaFAX software.
jobtag A user-specified string that is intended for identification purposes. If this string is defined, it is returned to the user
in notification messages instead of the job identifier.
killtime The time to kill this job, expressed in seconds since 00:00:00 GMT, January 1, 1970.
location The receiver's location as specified with the -y option to sendfax(1). This value is used only when creating continuation
mailaddr The electronic mail address to which notification messages should be directed.
maxdials The maximum number of times the server should dial the phone. If the job cannot be completed in this number of calls, it is
maxtries The maximum number of times the server should attempt to send a job; where an attempt is defined to be a session that makes
it past Phase A of the CCITT T.30 protocol (for facsimile), or similar. If the job cannot be completed in this number of
tries, it is terminated.
minsp The minimum signalling rate to use for transmitting page data: 0 for 2400 bps (default), 1 for 4800 bps, 2 for 7200 bps, 3
for 9600 bps, 4 for 12000 bps, 5 for 14400 bps, 6 for 16800 bps, 7 for 19200 bps, 8 for 21600 bps, 9 for 24000 bps, 10 for
26400 bps, 11 for 28800 bps, 12 for 31200 bps, and 13 for 33600 bps.
modem The outgoing modem to use to send the job, or ``any'' if any available modem is acceptable.
owner The identity of the user that owns the job. Typically the owner is the user that created the job, though clients with admin-
istrative privileges can change the ownership of jobs. The value is the string specified in the USER command passed to
hfaxd(8) when a client logins in to the server.
notify A specification of whether the sender wants notification: whenever the job is requeued after a failed attempt to transmit
(``when requeued''), when the job is completed (``when done''), either of the above (``when done+requeued''), or not at all
npages The number of pages in the facsimile, including the cover page, that have been successfully transmitted.
ntries The number of unsuccessful attempts that have been made to transmit the current page.
ndials The number of consecutive unsuccessful attempts to establish carrier with the the remote device.
number The dialstring to use to call the destination device.
page a string with PIN and to use in processing a page transmit request.
pagechop Whether or not to automatically truncate trailing whitespace on pages of outbound facsimile; see PageChop in hylafax-con-
fig(5). The possible values are: ``default'' to use the setting of the PageChop configuration parameter, ``none'' to disable
page chopping, ``all'' to enable chopping of all pages, and ``last'' to enable chopping of the last page of each document.
pagehandling A string that contains per-page information used during facsimile transmission. Most of the information is used in the nego-
tiation of session capabilities with optional information used in the implementation of page chopping. The string has three
characters, say xxc, for each page to be transmitted. The xx characters are a hex-encoded specification of the session capa-
bilities required to transmit the page. The c character is one of ``M'', ``S'', and ``P''; where: ``M'' indicates there is
another page to follow and that the page requires different T.30 session parameters be negotiated (an EOM code is to be
transmitted). ``S'' indicates there is another page to follow, but the page uses the same session parameters (an MPS. code
is to be transmitted). ``P'' indicates this is the last page to be transmitted (an EOP code is to be transmitted). In addi-
tion, if page chopping has been enabled and the page has enough trailing whitespace to be a candidate, then each three char-
acter string will be followed by a string of the form ``ZXXXX'', where ``XXXX'' is a 4 digit hex-encoded count of the number
of bytes of data to send for a chopped page.
pagelength The desired page length in millimeters.
pagewidth The desired page width in millimeters.
pcl The pathname of a PCL document to send. Once a PCL document has been processed by faxsend, it is marked as !pcl so that sub-
sequent retries do not reprocess the document.
poll The value is a Caller Identification String (CIS) to use in making a polling request. If no CIS is specified then faxsend
will form one from the FAXNumber configuration parameter.
postscript The pathname of a POSTSCRIPT(R) document to send. Once a POSTSCRIPT document has been processed by faxsend, it is marked as
!postscript so that subsequent retries do not reprocess the document.
receiver The receiver's name. This value is used only when creating continuation cover pages.
resolution The desired vertical resolution in lines per inch. This value should be either 98 or 196.
retrytime The time, in seconds, to delay between each attempt to transmit a job that fails because of a communication-oriented problem.
Normally jobs are scheduled according to a collection of configuration parameters that are tuned for the specific reason of
each failure; e.g. see JobReqProto in hylafax-config(5).
returned Used internally to determine the last return value of the job send attempt.
sender The ``full name'' of the sender of the facsimile.
signalrate The signalling rate used to transmit facsimile data. This item is recorded by faxsend(8) so that notify(8) can return it in
a notification message.
state The job scheduling state. Recognized values are: 1 (suspended, not being scheduled), 2 (pending, waiting for the time to
send), 3 (sleeping, waiting for a scheduled timeout), 4 (blocked, waiting for concurrent activity to the same destination to
complete), 5 (ready, ready to be processed except for available resources), 6 (active, actively being processed by HylaFAX),
7 (done, processing completed with success). 8 (failed, processing completed with a failure).
status Status information about the current state of the job. Typically this is the reason why the last attempt to send the facsim-
subaddr The SubAddress information to transmit when sending a facsimile. This string should be used by the receiver to route
received facsimile documents.
tagline The format string to use in imaging taglines on outgoing documents. Note that this parameter is only used if the desiredtl
parameter is non-zero.
tiff The pathname of a TIFF/F document to send. Once a TIFF document has been processed by faxsend, it is marked as !tiff so that
subsequent retries do not reprocess the document.
totdials The total number of times the server has placed a call to the receiving phone number.
totpages The total number of pages to be transmitted.
tottries The total number of attempts to transmit a job; see maxtries above.
tsi TSI to use when sending. This is only used if the device has been configured to allow it. Otherwise, the configured LocalI-
dentifier. is used.
tts The time to send the job. If this value is non-zero, it is number of seconds since 00:00:00 GMT, January 1, 1970. Other-
wise, a value of 0 is interpreted to mean process as soon as possible.
useccover 1 if the job should use a continuation cover page during retransmission, 0 otherwise.
usexvres 1 if the job should use the highest possible vertical resolution, 0 otherwise. See hylafax-server(5) for a description of
continuation cover pages.
sendfax(1), faxq(8), faxqclean(8), faxsend(8), pagesend(8), hfaxd(8), hylafax-config(5)
May 12, 1996 SENDQ(5)