Quick Navigator

Search Site

Unix VPS
A - Starter
B - Basic
C - Preferred
D - Commercial
MPS - Dedicated
Previous VPSs
* Sign Up! *

Contact Us
Online Help
Domain Status
Man Pages

Virtual Servers

Topology Map

Server Agreement
Year 2038

USA Flag



Man Pages

Manual Reference Pages  -  SENDQ (5)


sendq/q* - HylaFAX outbound job description




Files in the sendq directory specify transmission job requests. These files are created by hfaxd(8C), when submitting a job on behalf of sendfax(1) or sendpage(1). Job description files also reside in the doneq directory; they are moved there by faxq(8C) when a job completes.

Job description files are ASCII files with lines of the form

   tag: value

where a tag is one of the identifiers described below and a value is either a string or number. Values start at the first non-blank character after the ‘‘:’’ and continue to the end of the line. Lines that end with a backslash character ‘‘\’’ are continued to the next line. Numeric values are decimal integers, except for chophreshold which is expressed as a floating point value.

The following table lists the possible tags and the required type of the associated value.

Tag           Type     Description
chopthreshold float    page chopping threshold (inches)
commid        string   communication identifier for last call
company       string   receiver’s company
client        string   host that submitted the job
cover         string   continuation coverpage file
data          string   unprocessed document of indeterminate type
!data         string   processed document of indeterminate type
dataformat    string   data format used to transmit a facsimile
desiredbr     integer  desired maximum transmit speed
desireddf     integer  desired page data format
desiredec     integer  desired use of Error Correction Mode (ECM)
desiredst     integer  desired minimum scanline time
desiredtl     integer  whether or not to use tagline parameter
doneop        string   operation to perform when job is reaped
errorcode     string   job status error code
external      string   external form of dialstring
fax           string   document ready for transmission
faxnumber     string   faxnumber to use sending
groupid       integer  HylaFAX job group identifier
jobid         integer  HylaFAX job identifier
jobtag        string   user-specified job identifier
jobtype       string   job type identification string
killtime      integer  time to give up trying to send job
location      string   receiver’s location
mailaddr      string   email address of sender
maxdials      integer  max number of times to dial
maxtries      integer  max number of attempts to send job
minbr         integer  minimum required transmit speed
modem         string   outgoing modem to use
ndials        integer  number of consecutive failed attempts to place call
notify        string   email notification specification
npages        integer  number of pages transmitted
ntries        integer  number of attempts to send current page
number        string   dialstring to use in placing call
owner         string   user that owns the job
page          string   PIN in a page operation
pagechop      string   whitespace truncation handling
pagehandling  string   page analysis information
pagelength    integer  facsimile page length (millimeters)
pagewidth     integer  facsimile page width (millimeters)
passwd        string   info to send in HDLC PWD frame
pcl           string   unprocessed PCL document
!pcl          string   processed PCL document
poll          string   polling request
postscript    string   unprocessed POSTSCRIPT document
!postscript   string   processed POSTSCRIPT document
priority      integer  user-specified scheduling priority
receiver      string   receiver’s identity
resolution    integer  vertical resolution of facsimile
retrytime     integer  time to use between job retries
returned      integer  indicates return status value for the job
schedpri      integer  current scheduling priority
sender        string   identity of sender
signalrate    string   signalling rate at which a facsimile was sent
state         integer  job scheduling state
status        string   job status
subaddr       string   info to send in HDLC SUB frame
tagline       string   tagline format string
tiff          string   unprocessed TIFF/F document
!tiff         string   processed TIFF/F document
totdials      integer  total number of phone calls
totpages      integer  total pages to transmit
tottries      integer  total number of attempts to send job
tsi           string   TSI to transmit when sending
tts           integer  time to send job
useccover     integer  whether or not to use a continuation cover page
usexvres      integer  whether or not to use highest vertical resolution


Note that all files must be owned by the fax user. Pathnames for document files must be relative to the top of the HylaFAX spooling directory and not include ‘‘..’’.
chopthreshold The minimum trailing whitespace (in inches) that must appear on a page for it to be considered for ‘‘page chopping’’. If this parameter is not specified then the value specified by the PageChopThreshold configuration parameter is used; see hylafax-config(5F).
commid The communication identifier for the last outbound call placed for this job. This string is of the form ‘‘XXXXXXXX’’ where XXXXXXXX is a decimal sequence number in the range 1-99999999.
client The fully qualified hostname for the machine from which the job was submitted. If the hostname is unknown at the time the job is submitted, then the host address in Internet standard ‘‘.’’ (dot) notation is supplied instead.
company The receiver’s company name as specified with the -x option to sendfax(1). This value is used only when creating continuation cover pages.
cover The pathname of a continuation cover page to send. The file must be TIFF/F (i.e. it must already be prepared for transmission). This document will be transmitted before any other documents listed in the file. See ContCoverPage and ContCoverCmd in hylafax-config(5F).
data The pathname of a document to send. Once a document has been processed, it is marked as !data so that subsequent retries do not reprocess the document.
dataformat The format used to transmit facsimile data. This item is recorded by faxsend(8C) so that notify(8C) can return it in a notification message.
desiredbr The desired signalling rate to use for page data transmissions: 0 for 2400 bps, 1 for 4800 bps, 2 for 7200 bps, 3 for 9600 bps, 4 for 12000 bps, 5 for 14400 bps, 6 for 16800 bps, 7 for 19200 bps, 8 for 21600 bps, 9 for 24000 bps, 10 for 26400 bps, 11 for 28800 bps, 12 for 31200 bps, and 13 for 33600 bps (default).
desireddf The desired data format to use for page data transmissions: 0 for 1-D MH, 1 for 2-D MR, 3 for 2-D MR with uncompressed data, and 4 for 2-D MMR (default).
desiredec Which type of Error Correction Mode (ECM) to use: 0 to disable, 1 for 64-byte ECM, 2 for 256-byte ECM (default).
desiredst The desired minimum scanline time to use for page data transmissions: 0 for 0 ms (default), 1 for 5 ms, 2 for 10ms/5ms, 3 for 10ms, 4 for 20ms/10ms, 5 for 20ms, 6 for 40ms/20ms, and 7 for 40ms. This value is used in selecting the negotiated session parameters.
desiredtl Whether or not to use the format string specified by the tagline job parameter when imaging taglines on document pages. If this value is non-zero then per-job format string is used; otherwise the tagline format string specified in the server configuration file is used; see TagLineFormat in hylafax-config(5F).
doneop The treatment the job should be given when it is processed by the faxqclean(8C) job cleaner program. The may be one of remove (to expunge the job description file and all associated documents that are not referenced by another job) or archive (to request that the job and associated documents be archived on the server machine). Consult faxqclean more details on other information that may be included in this string.
errorcode The codified form of the status message intended for use by clients which provide customized status messages keyed from this standard index.
external The external form of the dialstring. This string is used instead of the dialstring in any status and log messages. Clients can protect private information such as access codes that must be placed in dialstrings by supplying a ‘‘cleansed’’ version of the dialstring.
fax The pathname of a TIFF/F document that is ready for transmission. If the pathname string has a leading ‘‘xx:’’, then ‘‘xx’’ is interpreted to be the index of the first directory in the file to transmit (directories are numbered starting at zero).
faxnumber The number to use when sending a fax. Parallel’s FAXNumber device config option.
groupid The job group identifier, an integer number in the range 1 to 32000 assigned to each group of jobs by the HylaFAX software. Each job in a group of jobs submitted at the same time is assigned the same value by the HylaFAX software.
jobid The job identifier, a unique integer number in the range 1 to 32000 assigned to each job by the HylaFAX software.
jobtag A user-specified string that is intended for identification purposes. If this string is defined, it is returned to the user in notification messages instead of the job identifier.
killtime The time to kill this job, expressed in seconds since 00:00:00 GMT, January 1, 1970.
location The receiver’s location as specified with the -y option to sendfax(1). This value is used only when creating continuation cover pages.
mailaddr The electronic mail address to which notification messages should be directed.
maxdials The maximum number of times the server should dial the phone. If the job cannot be completed in this number of calls, it is terminated.
maxtries The maximum number of times the server should attempt to send a job; where an attempt is defined to be a session that makes it past Phase A of the CCITT T.30 protocol (for facsimile), or similar. If the job cannot be completed in this number of tries, it is terminated.
minsp The minimum signalling rate to use for transmitting page data: 0 for 2400 bps (default), 1 for 4800 bps, 2 for 7200 bps, 3 for 9600 bps, 4 for 12000 bps, 5 for 14400 bps, 6 for 16800 bps, 7 for 19200 bps, 8 for 21600 bps, 9 for 24000 bps, 10 for 26400 bps, 11 for 28800 bps, 12 for 31200 bps, and 13 for 33600 bps.
modem The outgoing modem to use to send the job, or ‘‘any’’ if any available modem is acceptable.
owner The identity of the user that owns the job. Typically the owner is the user that created the job, though clients with administrative privileges can change the ownership of jobs. The value is the string specified in the USER command passed to hfaxd(8C) when a client logins in to the server.
notify A specification of whether the sender wants notification: whenever the job is requeued after a failed attempt to transmit (‘‘ when requeued’’), when the job is completed (‘‘ when done’’), either of the above (‘‘ when done+requeued’’), or not at all (‘‘ none’’).
npages The number of pages in the facsimile, including the cover page, that have been successfully transmitted.
ntries The number of unsuccessful attempts that have been made to transmit the current page.
ndials The number of consecutive unsuccessful attempts to establish carrier with the the remote device.
number The dialstring to use to call the destination device.
page a string with PIN and to use in processing a page transmit request.
pagechop Whether or not to automatically truncate trailing whitespace on pages of outbound facsimile; see PageChop in hylafax-config(5F). The possible values are: ‘‘ default’’ to use the setting of the PageChop configuration parameter, ‘‘ none’’ to disable page chopping, ‘‘ all’’ to enable chopping of all pages, and ‘‘ last’’ to enable chopping of the last page of each document.
pagehandling A string that contains per-page information used during facsimile transmission. Most of the information is used in the negotiation of session capabilities with optional information used in the implementation of page chopping. The string has three characters, say xxc, for each page to be transmitted. The xx characters are a hex-encoded specification of the session capabilities required to transmit the page. The c character is one of ‘‘M’’, ‘‘S’’, and ‘‘P’’; where: ‘‘M’’ indicates there is another page to follow and that the page requires different T.30 session parameters be negotiated (an EOM code is to be transmitted). ‘‘S’’ indicates there is another page to follow, but the page uses the same session parameters (an MPS. code is to be transmitted). ‘‘P’’ indicates this is the last page to be transmitted (an EOP code is to be transmitted). In addition, if page chopping has been enabled and the page has enough trailing whitespace to be a candidate, then each three character string will be followed by a string of the form ‘‘ZXXXX’’, where ‘‘XXXX’’ is a 4 digit hex-encoded count of the number of bytes of data to send for a chopped page.
pagelength The desired page length in millimeters.
pagewidth The desired page width in millimeters.
pcl The pathname of a PCL document to send. Once a PCL document has been processed by faxsend, it is marked as !pcl so that subsequent retries do not reprocess the document.
poll The value is a Caller Identification String ( CIS ) to use in making a polling request. If no CIS is specified then faxsend will form one from the FAXNumber configuration parameter.
postscript The pathname of a POSTSCRIPT® document to send. Once a POSTSCRIPT document has been processed by faxsend, it is marked as !postscript so that subsequent retries do not reprocess the document.
receiver The receiver’s name. This value is used only when creating continuation cover pages.
resolution The desired vertical resolution in lines per inch. This value should be either 98 or 196.
retrytime The time, in seconds, to delay between each attempt to transmit a job that fails because of a communication-oriented problem. Normally jobs are scheduled according to a collection of configuration parameters that are tuned for the specific reason of each failure; e.g. see JobReqProto in hylafax-config(5F).
returned Used internally to determine the last return value of the job send attempt.
sender The ‘‘full name’’ of the sender of the facsimile.
signalrate The signalling rate used to transmit facsimile data. This item is recorded by faxsend(8C) so that notify(8C) can return it in a notification message.
state The job scheduling state. Recognized values are: 1 (suspended, not being scheduled), 2 (pending, waiting for the time to send), 3 (sleeping, waiting for a scheduled timeout), 4 (blocked, waiting for concurrent activity to the same destination to complete), 5 (ready, ready to be processed except for available resources), 6 (active, actively being processed by HylaFAX), 7 (done, processing completed with success). 8 (failed, processing completed with a failure).
status Status information about the current state of the job. Typically this is the reason why the last attempt to send the facsimile failed.
subaddr The SubAddress information to transmit when sending a facsimile. This string should be used by the receiver to route received facsimile documents.
tagline The format string to use in imaging taglines on outgoing documents. Note that this parameter is only used if the desiredtl parameter is non-zero.
tiff The pathname of a TIFF/F document to send. Once a TIFF document has been processed by faxsend, it is marked as !tiff so that subsequent retries do not reprocess the document.
totdials The total number of times the server has placed a call to the receiving phone number.
totpages The total number of pages to be transmitted.
tottries The total number of attempts to transmit a job; see maxtries above.
tsi TSI to use when sending. This is only used if the device has been configured to allow it. Otherwise, the configured LocalIdentifier. is used.
tts The time to send the job. If this value is non-zero, it is number of seconds since 00:00:00 GMT, January 1, 1970. Otherwise, a value of 0 is interpreted to mean process as soon as possible.
useccover 1 if the job should use a continuation cover page during retransmission, 0 otherwise.
usexvres 1 if the job should use the highest possible vertical resolution, 0 otherwise. See hylafax-server(5F) for a description of continuation cover pages.


sendfax(1), faxq(8C), faxqclean(8C), faxsend(8C), pagesend(8C), hfaxd(8C), hylafax-config(5F)
Search for    or go to Top of page |  Section 5 |  Main Index

--> SENDQ (5F) May 12, 1996

Powered by GSP Visit the GSP FreeBSD Man Page Interface.
Output converted with manServer 1.07.