faxstate - control ``modem state'' of a device used by HylaFAX
sends a message to the HylaFAX
telling it to use the specified state when notifying the
scheduler that a modem is ready and available for use.
This is useful for controlling outbound use of a modem; by
marking a modem's state as
scheduler will not assign any outbound jobs to the modem.
for a description of the differences between these states.
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''.
would do; sending a message directly to the
process marking the specified modem down, busy, or ready.
This interface is useful for send-only environments in which
processes are not used.
Note that modems manipulated in this way must previously have
been configured with the
The following options are supported:
directly instead of
- -q dir
Use a spooling area other than
- -s state
Specify the state to send the
process each time the modem becomes ready for use; one of ``busy'',
The default state to use is
for a complete discussion of the structure and
content of the spooling area.