Manual Reference Pages - FAXQ (8)
faxq - HylaFAX queue manager process
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faxq is the central queueing agent for HylaFAX.
One (and only one)
faxq process is normally running at all times.
faxq is responsible for scheduling, preparing, and initiating
outbound facsimile jobs (and potentially other types of jobs as well).
faxq may be run by itself to provide outbound-only services or it
may be run together with one or more
processes, in which case inbound services (e.g. receiving
facsimile) are provided.
faxq is run by itself the set of available modems must be specified
Each modem specified in this way is assumed to exist and to
be capable of use as a facsimile modem.
faxq is run in conjunction with
faxgetty processes, it is not necessary to use
faxmodem to specify modems; instead the programs
communicate information about the status and
capabilities of each modem.
The latter setup provides a more robust and powerful system and
is the intended way for the software to operate.
faxq receives notification of outbound jobs to process from the
process that implements the server-side of the HylaFAX
Notification is through messages sent to a
FIFO special file that
faxq listens to.
This file is also used by other administrative programs such as
Many aspects of
faxq operation may be controlled through a configuration file.
This file is located in the spooler hierarchy in the
etc subdirectory and is named
config (as opposed to the per-modem configuration files named
for detailed information on this configuration file.
faxq automatically re-reads its configuration file if it has been
It is also possible to dynamically change configuration parameters
in a running process with the
Beware however that parameters changed in this way will be reset
to the values specified in the configuration file if the file
-q dir ||
The specified directory is treated as the spooling area.
The default spooling area,
/var/spool/hylafax, is defined at the time the software is built.
This option forces
faxq to remain attached to the controlling tty from which it was invoked.
In normal operation
and disassociate itself from the controlling tty.
This option is useful for debugging.
/var/spool/hylafax/FIFO FIFO special file for submitting commands
/var/spool/hylafax/etc/config configuration file
for a complete discussion of the structure and
content of the spooling area.
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