crashmail - A Fidonet *.JAM and MSG tosser
crashmail [SETTINGS filename] [SCAN] [TOSS] [TOSSFILE filename]
[TOSSDIR directory] [SCANAREA area] [SCANLIST filename] [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 Scan all areas for messages to export.
TOSS Toss all .pkt files and bundles in inbound directory.
Toss the specified file.
Toss all files in the specified directory.
Scan the specified area.
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.
Use this configuration file instead of the default.You can use
the environment variable CMCONFIGFILE to set the default
Show version information about CrashMail.
LOCK 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.
UNLOCK 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
crashexport(1), crashlist(1), crashmaint(1), crashwrite(1),
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This manual page was written by Peter Karlsson <email@example.com>