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fax(1)				      mgetty+sendfax manual				   fax(1)

       fax - fax sending and receiving with mgetty+sendfax

       faxspool [options] phone-number file

       faxrm job-id

       faxq [options]

       faxrunq [options]

       faxrunqd [options]

       sendfax [options] phone-number file

       mgetty [options] tty

       pbm2g3 [options] [pbm-file]

       g32pbm [options] [pbm-file]

       g3cat [options] [g3-file(s)]

       This  manpage very briefly describes every program from the mgetty+sendfax fax/modem soft-
       ware suite. For details, see the manpages for each program.

       faxspool is used to queue jobs for later transmission by fax.  faxspool accepts	different
       input  formats,	converts  them	into the proper format required by sendfax and places the
       jobs into the outgoing spool directory.

       faxq displays the current FAX work queue.

       faxrm removes one or more jobs from the current fax work queue. You have  to  specify  the
       job id (returned by faxq) on the command line.

       faxrunq	processes  all	the  faxes  in the fax work queue, and sends them one-by-one.  If
       transmission isn't possible, the job will be retried later. While meant	to  be	run  from
       cron,  faxrunq  can as well be started from the shell (but you must have access to the fax
       queue and the modems, which means you must be 'root' or 'fax')

       faxrunqd is a replacement for faxrunq to be used in environments that send a  high  number
       of faxes per day, or need more flexibility.

       sendfax is the backend used by faxrunq for actually sending the fax. It is not meant to be
       ever called directly, but can be used in own applications.

       faxq-helper is a helper program that is used by faxspool, faxq and faxrm to access the fax
       spool directory (which is not world-writeable since mgetty version 1.1.29).

       mgetty  is  the part of the program suite that handles incoming calls. Data calls are han-
       dled as getty does it (login, shell), while fax calls are handled internally. The received
       faxes  are  stored  in  /var/spool/fax/incoming.  See  the  mgetty(1) manpage for details.
       mgetty can not be called directly, it must be called by /etc/init.

       pbm2g3 is used to convert portable bitmaps to G3 fax data (for sendfax). Do  not  use  the
       pbmtog3 program from the pbmplus or netpbm toolkit, it will create broken G3 data.

       g32pbm  is used to convert received faxes (which are stored in G3 format) to portable bit-
       map format. PBM can be converted to other formats with the named pbmplus toolkit.

       g3cat is used to concat multiple G3 files, as cat does with text files.

	      outgoing fax spool directory

	      incoming faxes

	      The cover page program, faxq-helper, and a few font files live here.

	      most configuration files for mgetty and sendfax live here.

	      mgetty, sendfax and faxrunqd live here

	      all the other programs

	      global fax alias file

	      private fax alias file

	      list of allowed users

	      list of denied users

	      fax page header

	      program to create fax cover page (see coverpg(1)).

	      login configuration file for mgetty.

	      caller ID setup file for mgetty (optional).

	      runtime configuration file for mgetty (not implemented yet).

	      runtime configuration file for sendfax (optional).

       Look into the responding man pages.

       faxspool(1), faxq(1), faxrunq(1), faxrunqd(8), sendfax(8), faxrm(1), mgetty(8), pbm2g3(1),
       g32pbm(1), g3cat(1), faxqueue(5), mgettydefs(4), coverpg(1)


       The  mgetty+sendfax  program suite is Copyright (C) 1993-2002 by Gert Doering, <gert@gree-
       nie.muc.de>.  Parts of the programs kindly donated by Chris Lewis, Paul	Sutcliffe,  Klaus
       Weidner, and numerous others.

greenie 				    23 Nov 02					   fax(1)
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