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       fetchfile - fetch file(s) via O-SAFT protocol


       fetchfile  [  -46lakdPriqQvVI  ]  [  -f  user  ] [ -s [user@]server ] [
       -C[wr]=conffile ] filename

       fetchfile [ -lakdPriqQvVI ]  [  -f  user  ]  [  -s  [user@]server  ]  [
       -C[wr]=conffile ] -n filenumber


       fetchfile fetches files from a SAFT server to the local user spool.

       In  the  SAFT  server  spool there must lay your sendfile public key to
       identify yourself. This key  can  be  generated  by  the  fetchfile  -I
       command  and  has to be transfered to the SAFT server at the very first
       time.  This prevents other people to steal your files.

       You may list or fetch your files from the server.  But  remember,  they
       are stored first in your local sendfile spool. You have to call receive
       to really receive them to your current directory.


       -4, -6  Explicitly force  IPv4 or IPv6 connections.   By  default,  the
               program  will  try  to  resolve  the name given, and choose the
               appropriate protocol automatically. If resolving  a  host  name
               returns  both IPv4  and  IPv6  addresses, fetchfile will try to
               use the  adresses  in  the  order  they  are  returned  by  the

       -l      Only list the files on the server.

       -a      Fetch all files.

       -k      Keep files on server after fetching.

       -d      Delete files without receiving.

       -n      Specify the file number instead of the file name.

       -r      Call receive automaticly afterwards.

       -f user Restrict file selection to this specifc user.

       -V      Show version information and exit.

       -v      Be verbose and show SAFT protocol messages.

       -P      Send files to stdout directly.

       -i      Ignore testing whether file has been already fetched.

       -q      Quiet mode 1: print no transfer messages.

       -Q      Quiet  mode  2:  print  no  transfer,  information  or  warning

       -I      Initialize fetchfile and the pgp key pair.

       -s [user@]host
               Specify an alternate saft server and/or alternate user.

               Read configuration file "config" or "restrictions" from server.

               Write  configuration file "config" or "restrictions" to server.


       filename or filenumber
               Specify the name of the file or its number (with option -n).


       fetchfile -l

       fetchfile -a

       fetchfile -Cr=config -s


             Your local spool directory.

             Your local private spool directory if  /var/spool/sendfile/$USER/
             does not exist.

       config, restrictions
             Your  configuration  files  for the server. See sendfile(1) for a


       receive(1), sendfile(1), fetchfile(7), sendfiled(8).


       Ulli Horlacher  -