ampswire This periodically attachs to, checks for and grabs new articles in groups on a remote AMPS server using WNDP The whole docuement is then left in (outputfolderstub)(fileextension). The default folder stub is 'xamps_', so : txt files will be left in /fip/spool/xamps_txt xml files will be left in /fip/spool/xamps_xml jpg files will be left in /fip/spool/xamps_jpg htm files will be left in /fip/spool/xamps_htm The parameter file, normally tables/wire/AMPS, is read for the the names of all the groups to scan for. ; comment logon: (logon on the remote server) default: none password: (password on the remote server) default: none class: Class of data default: ALL see the amps doc for a full description includes XMLNews-story ANPA IPTC HTML MarketData ALL KNRIDDER-NITF PRNewswire-Raw wndp-version: Version of WNDP default: 3 xmlgen-version: Version of XML default: 1 include-filter: (service name) default: ALL exclude-filter: (service name) default: none There can be up to 1000 filters specified. force-output: yes/no default: no force all output to the output folder default is use the output folder name as a stub and append the file 'ext' eg if the file is 'txt' and output:xamps_ output folder is xamps_txt in this case NO extension is added ! process-additions:ignore/process/file default: process AMPS does not usually send duplicate data files but sends a '.add' file which denotes the original one sent plus new metadata. ignore - just ignore all references process - find the original and send that with the new metadata file - treat '.add' messages as just other file Note that the 'process' option uses /fip/data/amps and this should be purged nightly for anything over 4 or 5 days (check with the AMPS setup how far back it might go to) extra-fiphdr-ext:(ext) (FipSeq to add) default: none add this extra fiphdr information to each file with this file extention. extra-fiphdr-ext:TXT #SR:ALLPA extra-fiphdr-ext:XML #DY:RIPOUTTXT.XML default-ext:(ext) default: none if the incoming file has an extention which is NOT mapped by an existing extra-fiphdr-ext, use this one. It also will leave it in the xamps_(ext) folder rather than making a new folder. extra-fiphdr-class:(ext) (FipSeq to add) default: none add this extra fiphdr information to each file with this file extention. extra-fiphdr-class:JPG #AB:JPEG round-robin: (number) default: none round-robin-fiphdr: (2 letter FipHdr field) default: none Round-Robin the output files and add the RR number to the fipHdr. Both parameters are required - the Number is the MAXimum. eg round-robin:9 round-robin-fiphdr:RR and a suitable output folder might be /fip/spool/xchg\RR Commons extensions are TXT text - anpa or iptc XML xml variants; prnews JPG pix jpegs HTM html files Optional chrset: (Source character set ie SC header field) default: ascii response-timeout: (timeout in seconds wanting for the remote to reply) default: 60 secs connection-timeout: (timeout in seconds wanting to connect to the remote) default: 120 secs extra-fiphdr: (more FipHdr information to add) default: none current-balance-group: name of a balance group (in tables/sys/BALANCE) to distribute the current totals file when changed (see doc on 'ipbalan') This is often used where a second system could be used as a redundant server if the main system fails. log-line: (FipSeq) Custom log line for files in (ie depends on -l 20) eg log-line:\S2 \SF (\S1) \SA -> \SN Fiphdr fields for each incoming file are : SN - filename SU - from the '-n' input switch or AMPS SC - 'ascii' or chrset parameter SA - route from the request ST - class from the request SE - file extention S1 - size from the request S2 - data/time from the request timing-stats:yes/no Show timings statistics default: no Where sections of FipHdr fields are required or changes to the output style, use keywords : fixed, partial, combie, optional, repeat, newdate and/or style. (see The SysAdmin manual for more information). They are normally specified : fixed:QZ 1234543 partial:QT ST,3,2,U,<,> combie:QY ep|na,(0000000)a option:QE ep,11,7,s repeat:QK XK,-,3 or repeat:QP PK,,4,#X style:QS XN,%.03d replace:QN NN abc=DEF def=GHI newdate:QT hours+3 "\ZD" Input switches are : Mandatory : -s : Hostname where the AMPS is running. default: none Optional : -A : Processing ADD - additions default: process ignore - just delete them process - copy the original data and add the new routing, send as a new file file - just send like a new file -d : done folder default: none This holds a copy of all incoming data files from every source The structure is (done folder) / (date)_(logon) eg 20110921_fip / (filename as written to the output folder) It can be purged with an entry in maintenance (zapfiplog) eg if '-d raw.amx' and we want the last 30 days data /fip/bin/ipdelque -q/fip/spool/raw.amx -i1 -a30 -D : display the conversation with the remote server default: no used for debugging troublesome connections do NOT add in the SYSTEM file -F : Force the output folder to the '-o' and do NOT add the file type extension -I : id of this instance default: ignored Where there are several copies of 'ampswire' running with the same -n -l : log level default: 10 for connect/disc messages too -l 0 errors only -l 10 plus connect/disconnect -l 20 plus each file -n : name of the service def: AMPS or name of -z param file -o : Next fip queue for incoming files default: spool/xamps_ZZZ the file type is added as the last 3 letters of the output folder -p : port number on the remote host default: 39030 -V : major version default: xmlgen -V wndp for wndp -V xmlgen for xmlgen -z : parameter file default: wire/AMPS this file MUST exist - ut can be a single comented line. -v : display version number and exit. -- Copy Flow For text files which are ANPA or IPTC, spool the output folder with ipdskwir : eg a snippet from the SYSTEM file ; ampswire using default parameter file wire/AMPS and default folders - xamps_txt amps local ampswire -s localhost ; txt files - process and route as normal atxt local ipdskwir -i xamps_txt -n AZMEDIA ; jpgs - move to pix system directly apix local ipftp -i xamps_jpg -n AZPIX2EDIT -- Maintenance The zapfiplog entry if using the process-additions:process option (which is the default) : If the -n name is different to AMPS, then change the 2nd 'amps' in the 2 strings if [ -d /fip/data/amps/amps ]; then /fip/bin/ipdelque -q /fip/data/amps/amps -A 2 -i 0 fi Version Control ;1b18 29mar05 original version ;a3-5 added process-addition ;b1-8 better XML ;9-10 added round-robin ;11 added -d ;12 bugette in -d ;b13-14 added extra-fiphdr-class and better ext ;15-16 -I wireId ;b17 6jan16 added default-ext (copyright) 2021 and previous years FingerPost Ltd.