NFXMIT(8) System Manager's Manual NFXMIT(8)
nfxmit, nfrcv - notesfile networking programs
nfxmit -dsite [ -r ] [ -a ] [ -i ] [ -t date-spec ] [ -f file ] topic [
nfrcv topic fromsystem
Nfxmit and nfrcv implement networking of notesfiles. The nfxmit pro‐
gram packages eligible new articles and sends them to a remote system.
Nfrcv is the receiving end of this team.
Nfxmit sends the specified notesfiles to the site specified with the -d
option. The -r option specifies that a request should be queued for
the remote site to transmit updates from its copies of the notesfiles
sent. The -r option is used only if the other site does not automati‐
cally queue updates of the notesfile.
Specify -a to have articles which originated in news(1) sent.
News(1)-originated articles will usually reach each system via the news
The -i option indicates that nfxmit is to send articles to the destina‐
tion that it normally would not send. These articles are those that
were written there or were received at the local site from that partic‐
ular site. The -i option is separate from the timestamp functions.
Articles are first selected on the basis of the time received and cri‐
teria for having passed through news or the destination system are
A timestamp of the last transmission of each notesfile to each system
is maintained. This is used for determining the notes to send. If a
different timestamp is desired, use the -t option. The supplied time‐
stamp is used for this transfer and the stored timestamp is updated.
Specify -f myfile on the command line to have nfxmit read myfile for a
list of notesfiles to be sent. This is useful if the number of notes‐
files is too numerous to list on a single command line. The shell
meta-characters *, ?, [, and ] are recognized in both the topic parame‐
ter and the entries in myfile.
Nfxmit uses uux(I) to invoke nfrcv on the remote system in order to
process the incoming notes. Non-uucp connections are supported and
specified in the file /usr/spool/notes/.utilities/net.how
/usr/spool/notes/.utilities/net.how specifies connection meth‐
ods between systems
/usr/spool/notes/.utilities/net.alias directory containing map‐
ping of local and remote
/usr/spool/notes/.sequencer/Sy:sysname Seqeuncing timestamps for
news(1), notes(1), nfcomment(3), uucp(1),
The Notesfile Reference Manual
Ray Essick (uiucdcs!essick, email@example.com)
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rob Kolstad (kolstad@convex.UUCP)
CONVEX Computer Corporation
University of Illinois NFXMIT(8)