faxanswer - tell a HylaFAX
server to answer the telephone
sends a message to the HylaFAX
telling it to answer the telephone.
This is useful, for example, when a modem is used on a
shared phone line and the server is
configured to not normally answer the phone.
can either be the name (typically the
last component of the terminal port the
modem is attached to), or the full name
of the associated
named pipe file, e.g. ``FIFO.ttym2''.
- -q dir
Use a spooling area other than
the phone should
By default, the server process is instructed
to answer the phone and
accept any kind of call (voice, data, fax).
Discrimination of the type of call is dependent on a modem's
option can be used to force the server to answer the
phone for particular type of call: one of
to invoke an external application to
to handle the call),
(where X is a dialstring to dial before initiating a fax reception).
the specified dialstring will likely need to end with a semicolon (``;'').
/var/spool/hylafax default spooling area
/var/spool/hylafax/FIFO fifo for contacting faxq
for a complete discussion of the structure and
content of the spooling area.