crashwrite - Creates PKT file from text file
crashwrite DIR directory [FROMNAME string] [FROMADDR node] [TONAME
string] [TOADDR node] [SUBJECT string] [AREA area] [ORIGIN origin]
[TEXT filename] [NOMSGID] [FILEATTACH] [PKTFROMADDR node] [PKTTOADDR
node] PASSWORD [string]
CrashWrite reads a text file and creates a .pkt file that can be
processed by CrashMail. This can be used to post announcements and
other messages in areas. The best way to use CrashWrite is to let it
generate packets in a separate directory and then toss them with
There are many keywords for CrashWrite. All keywords are optional
except for DIRECTORY. If you do not enter a keyword, a default value
will be used.
Use these keywords to set the header of the message. You only
need to enter TONAME and TOADDR for netmails.
Use these if you want to set the origin and destination
address of the packet to something other than the origin
and destination address of the message inside the packet.
If you do not specify these keywords, FROMADDR and TOADDR
will be used for the packet as well.
You can use this keyword to set a password for the
packet. The maximum length of the password is eight
The area the message should be posted in. If you do not
enter an area, the message will be sent as a netmail.
The origin line for the message. This keyword has no
effect for netmail messages.
The directory where the packet should be placed.
The name of a text file that should be included as the
Prevents CrashWrite from adding a MSGID line.
Sets the file-attach flag for netmails. The filename
should be put in the subject line.
CrashMail is written by Johan Billing <email@example.com>
This manual page was written by Peter Karlsson