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       faxanswer - tell a HylaFAX server to answer the telephone


       /usr/sbin/faxanswer [ -q queue-dir ] [ -h how ] modem


       faxanswer  sends a message to the HylaFAX faxgetty(8) process servicing
       modem telling it to answer the telephone.  This is useful, for example,
       when  a  modem  is  used  on  a  shared  phone  line  and the server is
       configured to not normally answer the phone.

       The specified  modem  can  either  be  the  name  (typically  the  last
       component  of  the terminal port the modem is attached to), or the full
       name of the associated FIFO named pipe file, e.g. ``FIFO.ttym2''.


       -q dir    Use a spooling area other than /var/spool/hylafax.

       -h        Specify  exactly  how  the  phone  should  be  answered.   By
                 default, the server process is instructed to answer the phone
                 and  accept  any   kind   of   call   (voice,   data,   fax).
                 Discrimination  of the type of call is dependent on a modem's
                 adaptive-answer support.  The -h option can be used to  force
                 the  server  to answer the phone for particular type of call:
                 one of fax, data, voice, any, extern (to  force  faxgetty  to
                 invoke  an  external  application  to to handle the call), or
                 dialX (where X is a dialstring to dial  before  initiating  a
                 fax  reception).   If  using  dialX, the specified dialstring
                 will likely need to end with a semicolon (``;'').


       /var/spool/hylafax                 default spooling area
       /var/spool/hylafax/FIFO            fifo for contacting faxq

       Consult hylafax-server(5) for a complete discussion  of  the  structure
       and content of the spooling area.


       hylafax-server(5), faxgetty(8)

                                 May 23, 1996