faxsend - HylaFAX
facsimile transmit program
qfile [qfile [qfile [...]]]
is the program that implements the facsimile transmission protocol
for the HylaFAX
is invoked by the
scheduler process for each facsimile transmit attempt.
assumes that its current working directory is the top of
the spooling hierarchy, that a suitable modem device
has been allocated for its use, and that all documents
to be sent are already converted to
Class F) at the appropriate resolution and with an appropriate
In normal use
will inherit a lockfile for the modem from the
The format of the job description file specified on the
command line is described in
initializes the modem before attempting to transmit the facsimile
using the information in the appropriate modem configuration file.
If the modem does not respond to this initialization,
will repeatedly try to initialize the modem.
This behaviour is required for send-only environments in which a
process is not run (and the modem would be known to be in a
properly initialized state).
and cleans up any resources it controls; this is the mechanism
to abort a job while it is in progress.
Multiple fax jobs of documents with varying formatting may be sent in
one fax call by ``batching'' them by supplying faxsend with multiple
Many aspects of
operation are controlled through a configuration file.
The configuration file is located in the spooler hierarchy
subdirectory and is named
for detailed information on the contents of configuration files.
The following options are recognized:
Do not increment the various ``dials'' counters if a busy signal
- -c config
as a configuration parameter specification that is interpreted
after reading the per-device configuration file.
For example, ``-c sessiontracing:0x4f'' would set the
configuration parameter to ``0x4f'', overriding any setting in
the configuration file.
- -m devID
The device to use in processing the job.
Note that this is a device identifier and not the
pathname of the tty special file.
A device identifier is formed from a device filename by removing
any leading ``/dev/'' and converting any ``/'' characters to ``_''
lockfile protocol in
assumes that it is invoked with the device already locked
and that it does not need to manage the lockfile.
Do not change the process priority when transmitting.
will raise its priority to reduce i/o latency.
This option is useful for debugging.
returns the new job status to
value in the associated qfile:
job finished without success,
job completed successfully,
job should be retried after documents are reformatted.
device-specific configuration file
for a complete discussion of the structure and
content of the spooling area.