sffui SFFUI is the user interface but it can also be used in batch mode typically to start and stop processes on startup or via crontab. Allowable commands are : s show status s all to display all settings a activate a xmp start 'xmp' a all start all processes k kill k all kill all k set kill the setter k ftp kill the ftp program l list log l list the last 32 items from the log l 05s list the last 32 entries containing '05s' l !x list program errors m more log m more the log from midnight m 99p more the log for entries containing '99p' y look at yesterday's and previous logs y 1 more yesterday's log y 2 ftp more the log from 2 days ago for 'ftp' entries e show error codes e 2 show one line description of a Unix error code 2 w show contents of main queues w short list of number of entries in main queues w all list of all files in the queues i look at the files in the 'info' queue i list help files i mdpfip.help more this file d show current date v show version number of this program q quit Input parameters are -a : start this name/group/program/all default: no -i : start this name/group/program/all then start the local group default: no -k : stop this name/group/program/all default: no -h : new hostname for the prompt default: hostname Use this if your System Manager has given your UnixBox a name which is too verbose or meaningless. -l : logonname for permissions default: yourlogon -t : start and go into "Tail the Log" default: no A Cntrl C will return to the prompt. -T : chk all are running/start all and go into "Tail the Log" default: no A Cntrl C will return to the prompt. Note that if -l logon is used, queues spool, x, saves and log should be set chmod -R 777 spool x saves log This reads a parameter file, SFFSYSTEM, in its table queue. The format of this file is ; comment lines start with a semicolon (name) (Group) (Program to start with all its parameters) where name is just a handle for turning this line off and on group is another code for turning groups of things off and on The program must be specified in all its glory including path if you dont trust the enviroment! eg: ; spoolers 2mac mac sffspl -i /data99/tomacs -p tomatos rip1 It 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 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.