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       faxstate - control ``modem state'' of a device used by HylaFAX


       /usr/sbin/faxstate [ -q queue-dir ] [ -s state ] [ -n ] modem


       faxstate  sends  a message to the HylaFAX faxgetty(8) process servicing
       modem telling it to use the specified state when notifying the  HylaFAX
       scheduler  that a modem is ready and available for use.  This is useful
       for controlling outbound use of a modem; by marking a modem's state  as
       busy or down the HylaFAX scheduler will not assign any outbound jobs to
       the modem.

       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''.

       If the -n option, faxstate emulates what faxgetty would do;  sending  a
       message  directly to the faxq process marking the specified modem down,
       busy, or ready.  This interface is useful for send-only environments in
       which faxgetty processes are not used.  Note that modems manipulated in
       this way must previously have  been  configured  with  the  faxmodem(8)


       The following options are supported:

       -n        Contact faxq directly instead of faxgetty.

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

       -s        Specify  the  state  to  send  the faxq process each time the
                 modem becomes ready for use; one of ``busy'',  ``down'',  and
                 ``ready''.  The default state to use is ready.


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


       hylafax-server(5), faxgetty(8)

                                 July 17, 1995