uucpsend - Alternative frontend for uucp batching
[ -c config ]
appendix ] sitename
[ sitename ...
This program offers a comfortable way to do news batching with the INN news
system. Like the name assumes it is used for sites that are connected via
UUCP. The idea behind the mechanism is taken from the nntpsend
which is already included in distributions of INN.
The program does not do the batching itself. Instead it lets commonly used tools
do the work. However it controls their behaviour. Using uucpsend
can define detailed how batching for each site shall take place in an easy
In the file uucpsend.ctl
(5) for each site your server feeds you can
specify the size of batches, the maximal disk space that may be used by the
uucp site, the header that should be written in the batch (e.g. funbatch,
cunbatch, gunbatch etc.), the compression program to use as well as additional
arguments passed to uux
should be the name of the site as specified in the
(5) file. If no sitenames are passed to the program it will
loop over all sites that described in the configuration file. This makes it
easy to maintain sets of sites that are to be batched one after the other -
contrary to batching through the whole day.
(8) is launched for sites with queued news. Output is sent to
the file /var/log/news/uucpsend.log
. In order to keep from overwhelming
the local system, uucpsend
waits five seconds before the next site is
expects that the batchfile for a site is named
. To prevent batchfile corruption,
(1) is used to ``lock'' these files.
It is useful to have cron
(8) invoke uucpsend
When no sites
are given on the command line, any flags given on the
command completely describe how batcher
operate. When no sites are
given on the command line, then the information found in uucpsend.ctl
becomes the default flags for that sites.
- -f config
- Using this parameter you are able to specify a file
different to PATH_UUCPCTL which defaults to
- -f appendix
- With the parameter ``-f'' you may specify another
uucpsend.ctl(5) file. Information with regard to also given
sitenames are read from the uucpsend.ctl-file. Please keep in mind
that all default values are still read from the main uucpsend.ctl
file. This feature has been added to let big sites easily specify a
different batching behaviour.
Written by Martin Schulze <email@example.com>, derived mostly from
(8) by Landon Curt Noll <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Rich $alz
<email@example.com> for InterNetNews.