faxrm man page

faxrm — remove a HylaFAX job or document from a server


faxrm [ -a ] [ -d ] [ -p pass[:adminpass] ] [ -u user ] [ -O config ] [ -v ] [ -h hostname ] id...


faxrm removes one or more jobs or documents from a HylaFAX server. If a job that is to be removed is being processed by a server, it is first aborted.

An id is either a number that identifies a job (default) or, if the -d option is specified, a document pathname. Job identifiers are printed by sendfax(1) when jobs are queued for transmission; they can also be displayed with faxstat(1). The names of documents associated with outbound jobs can be seen by supplying the -f option to faxstat. Documents in the receive queue can be viewed with the -r option to faxstat.

Unprivileged users can only remove jobs or documents that they own. Clients with administrative privileges can remove any job or document (see the -a option below).  The user name may be specified by the FAXUSER environment variable.



Use administrative privileges; faxrm will prompt for the password to set administrative privileges.


Interpret each id as a document pathname. If a pathname does not begin with “/” then faxrm automatically prepends “/docq/”.

-h host

Contact the server at the specified host. The host may be either a symbolic name or a network address. IPv6 addresses are given in “[xx:xx::x]:port” format. If no server is specified then If no -h option is supplied, faxrm uses the FAXSERVER environment variable to identify the HylaFAX server to contact. If this variable is not set, then faxrm checks for a setting in the configuration files (first in the per-user file and then in the system-wide file). If all of the above fails, then faxrm attempts to contact a server on the machine where it is run.

-O config

Treat config as a configuration parameter specification that is interpreted after reading the configuration file. For example, “-O Host:fax.example.com” would set the Host configuration parameter to “fax.example.com”, overriding any setting in the configuration file.

-p pass:adminpass

The login password and optionally the associated admin password (separated by a colon). If no password is given then the user will be prompted if one is required.  If -a is used and no adminpass is given, then the user will be prompted for it.

-u user

The login username to use in client-server communcation protocol.  If no user is given then the user will be prompted if one is required.


Trace the protocol messages to and from the server.

Configuration Parameters

faxrm reads configuration information from the file /etc/hylafax/hyla.conf and then from the file ~/.hylarc. Configuration files follow the conventions described in hylafax-client(1). The following configuration parameters are recognized:

Hoststringlocalhosthost to contact for service
PassiveModebooleanfalsewhether or not to use passive mode
Portinteger4559port to use in contacting server
Protocolstringtcpprotocol to use in contacting server
VerbosebooleanNowhether or not to enable protocol tracing

The configuration parameters are explained below:


The host to contact for service. (Equivalent to the -h option.)


Whether or not to use passive mode in communication with the server.


The network port to contact for service. (Equivalent to the -h option.)


The name of the communication protocol to use when contacting a server. (Equivalent to the FAXSERVICE environment variable.)


Control protocol tracing. (Equivalent to the -v option.)


Job %s removed. A confirmation that the job was successfully removed from the sendq directory.

Job %s removed (from doneq). A confirmation that the job was successfully removed from the done directory; the directory where jobs are placed once they are finished.

%s removed. A confirmation that the document was successfully deleted from the server.

Additionally faxrm returns 0 when all jobs were successfully removed or 1 when one or more jobs couldn't be removed.

See Also

hylafax-client(1), sendfax(1), faxalter(1), faxstat(1), hfaxd(8C)

Referenced By

faxabort.8c(8), faxalter(1), faxq(1), faxq-helper(8), faxqueue(5), faxstat(1), hfaxd.8c(8), hylafax.8c(8), hylafax-client(1), jobcontrol.8c(8), mgetty_fax(1), sendfax(1), sendpage(1).

May 12, 1996