/usr/sbin/faxcron [ -n ] [ -l lastrun ]
faxcron is a command script that does routine upkeep tasks in a HylaFAX spooling directory hierarchy. This script is intended to be invoked from cron(8C) on behalf of the fax user (often the “fax” user is uucp) once a day, with the standard output sent by mail to the HylaFAX administrator. For example, the following crontab might be set up for the fax user:
25 23 * * * sh /usr/sbin/faxcron | mail FaxMaster
The faxcron script does the following work:
- report statistics for facsimile transmitted since the last time faxcron was run.
- report statistics for facsimile transmitted in the past week.
- report statistics for facsimile received since the last time faxcron was run.
- report statistics for facsimile received in the past week.
- report any recent calls that failed suspiciously and return the associated trace log;
- purge data that is 30 days or older from the remote machine information directory;
- delete information that is 30 days or older from session trace log files;
- remove files from the tmp directory that are older than 1 day;
- remove files in the received facsimile queue that are 7 days or older;
- report sites that are currently having jobs rejected; and
- force all session log files to be owned by the fax user and kept with protection mode 644.
Forces faxcron to run without updating any files.
- -l lastrun
Forces the notion of the last time that faxcron was run to be lastrun. The value of lastrun is a date and time string of the form “MM/DD/YY HH:MM” (the date(1) format string “%D %H:%M”).
- -q spool
Specify the location of the HylaFAX spool directory.
- -info n
Set the expiration time for data in the info database to be n days.
- -log n
Set the expiration time for session log data to be n days.
- -rcv n
Set the expiration time for files in the received facsimile queue to be n days.
- -tmp n
Set the expiration time for files in the tmp directory to be n days.
- -mode m
Set the file protection mode for session logs to m (a command line argument to chmod(1)).
This script requires nawk(1) or gawk(1) and a date (1) program that supports the “+format” option.
If session logs are to be kept private this script must be modified to filter out sensitive information such as calling card numbers. (It should also be run with “-mode 0600” so that session log files are not publicly readable.)
cron(8C), faxq(8C), faxgetty(8C), faxsend(8C), xferfaxstats(8C), recvstats(8C), hylafax-server(5F)