faxanswer - tell a HylaFAX
server to answer the telephone
[ -q queue-dir
] [ -h how
sends a message to the HylaFAX faxgetty
process servicing modem
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.
The specified modem
can either be the name (typically the last component
of the terminal port the modem is attached to), or the full name of the
named pipe file, e.g. ``FIFO.ttym2''.
- -q dir
- Use a spooling area other than
- Specify exactly how the phone should be answered. 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 adaptive-answer support. The -h
option can be used to force the server to answer the phone for particular
type of call: one of fax, data, voice, any,
extern (to force faxgetty to invoke an external application
to to handle the call), or dialX (where X is a dialstring to dial
before initiating a fax reception). If using dialX, 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
(5) for a complete discussion of the structure and
content of the spooling area.