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       crashmail - A Fidonet *.JAM and MSG tosser


       crashmail   [SETTINGS   filename]  [SCAN]  [TOSS]  [TOSSFILE  filename]
       [TOSSDIR directory] [SCANAREA area] [SCANLIST  filename]  [RESCAN  area


       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.

       TOSSFILE filename
              Toss the specified file.

       TOSSDIR directory
              Toss all files in the specified directory.

       SCANAREA area
              Scan the specified area.

       SCANLIST filename
              Scan all areas listed in the specified file.

       RESCAN area
       RESCANNODE node
       RESCANMAX max
              Rescans  the  specied area for the specied node. If RESCANMAX is
              specified, it sets the maximum number of messages to rescan.

       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.

       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),
       crashgetnode(1), crashstats(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 <>

       This manual page was written by Peter Karlsson <>