cidcall man page

cidcall — view calls, hangups, messages, and end of calls in the NCID call file

Synopsis

cidcall [--help|-h] [--man|-m] [--version|-V]
cidcall [--format   |-f <0-2>]
        [--delimiter|-d <text>]
        [--strip-one|-1]
        [--all-types|-a]
        [--yearlog  |-y <4 digit year>]
        [--BLK      |-B]
        [--CID      |-C]
        [--END      |-E]
        [--HUP      |-H]
        [--MSG      |-M]
        [--NOT      |-N]
        [--OUT      |-O]
        [--PID      |-P]
        [--WID      |-W]
        [cidlog]

Description

The cidcall tool displays the cidcall.log file in one of three different formats: raw, human readable, and delimited.

The default is to display BLK, CID, HUP, OUT, PID, and WID lines in a human readable format.

Options

-h, --help
Displays the help message and exits.
-m, --man
Displays the manual page and exits.
-V, --version
Displays the version and exits.
-f <0-2>, --format <0-2>
Determines the output format used.

Output format 0 displays the call log file as-is. All other options are ignored.

Output format 1 displays the call log in human readable text.

Output format 2 displays the call log with field delimiters for easy parsing by another program. Uses options -d|--delimiter and -1|--strip-one.

The default output format is 1 (human readable).
-d <text>, --delimiter <text>
Used when output format is 2 (delimited). Fields will be delimited by <text>.

For pipe-delimited output, surround the pipe symbol with single or double quotes: '|' or "|".

For tab-delimited output, specify only the letter "t".

For comma-delimited output, fields containing an embedded comma will automatically be surrounded by double-quotes.

Default delimiter is a comma (",").
-1, --strip-one
Used when output format is 2 (delimited). If a number is exactly 11 digits and it begins with "1", strip the "1" before outputting it. This is to facilitate consistent sorting of the output for 10 digit numbers.

If the leading "1" is stripped, the "Exception" column will so indicate.
-i, --lineid <text>
Output only those lines where the lineid matches <text>.
-a, --all-types
Equivalent to typing --BLK, --CID, --END, --HUP, --MSG, --NOT, --OUT, --PID, and --WID on the command line.
-B, --BLK
Displays BLK lines (blocked calls) in the call file.
-C, --CID
Displays CID lines (incoming calls) in the call file.
-E, --END
Displays END lines (gateway end of call) in the call file.
-H, --HUP
Displays HUP lines (terminated calls) in the call file.
-M, --MSG
Displays MSG lines (messages) in the call file.
-N, --NOT
Displays NOT lines (smartphone note (message)) in the call file.
-O, --OUT
Displays OUT lines (outgoing calls) in the call file.
-P, --PID
Displays PID lines (smartphone Caller ID) in the call file. Obsolete.
-W, --WID
Displays WID lines ("call waiting" calls) in the call file.
-y, --yearlog <4 digit year>
Obtains data from $HOME/NCID/log/cidcall-<year>.log instead of the default. This overrides a call log given on the command line.

Arguments

cidlog
The NCID call file.

Default: /var/log/cidcall.log

Examples

Output as tab-delimited, changing 11-digit numbers beginning with "1" to be 10-digits:
cidcall -f 2 -d t -1
Output as pipe-delimited, changing 11-digit numbers beginning with "1" to be 10-digits, then sorting numerically on the phone number column:
cidcall -f 2 -d '|' -1 | sort -t '|' -k4,4 -n

Files

/var/log/cidcall.log
$HOME/NCID/log/cidcall-<year>.log

See Also

ncidd.conf.5

Info

2016-10-02 perl v5.24.0 User Contributed Perl Documentation