crashmail(1) A Fidonet *.JAM and MSG tosser


crashmail [SETTINGS filename] [SCAN] [TOSS] [TOSSFILE filename] [TOSSDIR directory] [SCANAREA area] [SCANLIST filename] [SENDLIST address] [SENDQUERY address] [SENDUNLINKED address] [SENDHELP address] [SENDINFO address] [REMOVE address] [RESCAN area RESCANNODE node [RESCANMAX max]] [VERSION] [LOCK] [UNLOCK] [NOSECURITY]


Welcome to CrashMail II! CrashMail II is basically a more portable version of CrashMail, my tosser for Amiga computers. Users of the old Amiga version will probably find some things familiar while some features are gone such as the ARexx port (for obvious reasons!) and the GUI configuration editor. The only feature that CrashMail II has and the old CrashMail hasn't is support for JAM messagebases.


Scan all areas for messages to export.
Toss all .pkt files and bundles in inbound directory.
TOSSFILE filename
Toss the specified file.
TOSSDIR directory
Toss all files in the specified directory.
Scan the specified area.
SCANLIST filename
Scan all areas listed in the specified file.
Rescans the specied area for the specied node. If RESCANMAX is specified, it sets the maximum number of messages to rescan.
Send a list of linked areas to the REMOTESYSOP of the specified node.
SENDLIST address
Send a list of available areas to the REMOTESYSTEOP of specified node.
Send a list of unlinked areas to the REMOTESYSOP of the specified node.
SENDHELP address
Send Areafix help file to the REMOTESYSOP on the specified node.
SENDINFO address
Send Areafix information (password, group access) to the REMOTESYSOP on the specified node.
SETTINGS filename
Use this configuration file instead of the default.You can use the environment variable CMCONFIGFILE to set the default configuration file.
Show version information about CrashMail.
Locks CrashMail's configuration file and then exits. CrashMail has a simple locking mechanism to ensure that two instances of CrashMail never use the same configuration file at the same time. You can use this if you want to temporarily want to stop CrashMail from running, e.g. when updating the nodelist.
Removes the lock on CrashMail's configuration file. Only use this when the configuration file previously has been locked with LOCK, otherwise terrible things might happen.
Process all packets without security checks. This is intended to be used mainly with TOSSDIR/TOSSFILE and with packets created by CrashWrite.





If you want to use an old reader that only can handle 8+3 filenames, you have to use %8 in the path of your DEFAULT area if you are using the auto-add feature. This creates an 8 digit serial number to use as the path for the area. Note that if CrashMail is run twice in a short period of time (a few seconds), it might create duplicate paths. Avoid %8 if it is at all possible.


Don't use the ~ character in paths. Such paths are expanded to point to your home directory by the shell and not by the i/o functions in the system. They will not work in CrashMail.

In *.msg areas, make sure that all files are named *.msg and not *.MSG! If they are not named in lowercase, CrashMail will not export them.

As an extra bonus, the Linux version of CrashMail can use the syslog instead of using its own log file. Just use "syslog" as the name of your log file.

If the precompiled binaries in the CrashMail archive don't work on your system, you will have to compile your own. See src/ReadMe.txt for more information about this.


CrashMail is written by Johan Billing <[email protected]>

This manual page was written by Peter Karlsson <[email protected]>