crashmail - A Fidonet *.JAM and MSG tosser
[SETTINGS filename] [SCAN] [TOSS] [TOSSFILE filename] [TOSSDIR
directory] [SCANAREA area] [SCANLIST filename] [SENDLIST address] [SENDQUERY
address] [SENDUNLINKED address] [SENDHELP address] [SENDINFO address] [REMOVE
address] [RESCAN area RESCANNODE node [RESCANMAX max]] [VERSION] [LOCK]
Welcome to CrashMail II! CrashMail II is basically a more portable version of
CrashMail, my tosser for Amiga computers. Users of the old Amiga version will
probably find some things familiar while some features are gone such as the
ARexx port (for obvious reasons!) and the GUI configuration editor. The only
feature that CrashMail II has and the old CrashMail hasn't is support for JAM
- Scan all areas for messages to export.
- Toss all .pkt files and bundles in inbound directory.
- TOSSFILE filename
- Toss the specified file.
- TOSSDIR directory
- Toss all files in the specified directory.
- SCANAREA area
- Scan the specified area.
- SCANLIST filename
- Scan all areas listed in the specified file.
- RESCAN area
- RESCANNODE node
- RESCANMAX max
- Rescans the specied area for the specied node. If RESCANMAX
is specified, it sets the maximum number of messages to rescan.
- SENDQUERY address
- Send a list of linked areas to the REMOTESYSOP of the
- SENDLIST address
- Send a list of available areas to the REMOTESYSTEOP of
- SENDUNLINKED address
- Send a list of unlinked areas to the REMOTESYSOP of the
- SENDHELP address
- Send Areafix help file to the REMOTESYSOP on the specified
- SENDINFO address
- Send Areafix information (password, group access) to the
REMOTESYSOP on the specified node.
- SETTINGS filename
- Use this configuration file instead of the default.You can
use the environment variable CMCONFIGFILE to set the default configuration
- Show version information about CrashMail.
- Locks CrashMail's configuration file and then exits.
CrashMail has a simple locking mechanism to ensure that two instances of
CrashMail never use the same configuration file at the same time. You can
use this if you want to temporarily want to stop CrashMail from running,
e.g. when updating the nodelist.
- Removes the lock on CrashMail's configuration file. Only
use this when the configuration file previously has been locked with LOCK,
otherwise terrible things might happen.
- Process all packets without security checks. This is
intended to be used mainly with TOSSDIR/TOSSFILE and with packets created
If you want to use an old reader that only can handle 8+3 filenames, you have to
use %8 in the path of your DEFAULT
area if you are using the auto-add
feature. This creates an 8 digit serial number to use as the path for the
area. Note that if CrashMail is run twice in a short period of time (a few
seconds), it might create duplicate paths. Avoid %8 if it is at all possible.
Don't use the ~ character in paths. Such paths are expanded to point to your
home directory by the shell and not by the i/o functions in the system. They
will not work in CrashMail.
In *.msg areas, make sure that all files are named *.msg and not *.MSG! If they
are not named in lowercase, CrashMail will not export them.
As an extra bonus, the Linux version of CrashMail can use the syslog instead of
using its own log file. Just use "syslog" as the name of your log
If the precompiled binaries in the CrashMail archive don't work on your system,
you will have to compile your own. See src/ReadMe.txt
information about this.
CrashMail is written by Johan Billing <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This manual page was written by Peter Karlsson