sffspl Simple spooler program The Input parameters are : Mandatory : -i : input queue to scan default: none Either -o : output queue default: file is deleted if the name of the queue is 'delete' the file is deleted. Or -p : Script/program to run default: none Optional : -d ; do NOT delete the input file default: delete it -x : Override any existing output file of the same name. default: no -k : script to run IF the original script timed out. def: that prog is killed -l : log files thru default: do not log -u : username or logon for file permissions default: starter -w : file wait time for it to stop growing default: 5 sec -m : maximum time in secs to allow for a script. default: no maximum -v : print version number and exit For those switches with parameters, the parameter MUST be separated by a space. --- Notes --- - For AIX 4.1 : If calling a script with the '-p' switch, the script MUST start '#!' as the first 2 chrs or you will get Execlp error 8. eg: #! /bin/sh for the bourne shell SFFSPL uses a environment variable, SFF_ID, which must be set to the correct scrambled egg code which any fippo can give you. setenv SFF_ID zimzumzog Other env varis can be used to define where the system is : SFF_HOME where the home or top queue is. default: /fip eg setenv SFF_HOME /ripexpress/underware SFF_TABLES where the parameter files are default: (SFF_HOME)/tables SFF_INFO where the help file/doc queue is default: (SFF_HOME)/info SFF_LOG where the log files queue is default: (SFF_HOME)/log SFF_BIN where the programs and scripts are default: (SFF_HOME)/bin SFF_SPOOL where the data queues are default: (SFF_HOME)/spool SFF_TMP where the tmp data queues is default: (SFF_HOME)/x THIS MUST BE ON THE SAME UNIX VOLUME as SFF_SPOOL queues. ie if spools are on /data99 which is hard disk /dev/sd0, you MUST also have the TMP queue on the same disk/partition NOTE that for all BUT SFF_HOME, if the parameter starts with a '/' then it is a hard, absolute path; if not then the spool area is under SFF_HOME. eg setenv SFF_SPOOL /data7 will look under /data7 for queues while setenv SFF_SPOOL data7 will look under /fip/data7 (copyright) 2021 and previous years FingerPost Ltd.