/usr/sbin/faxconfig [ -q queue-dir ] [ -m modem ] [ parameter value  ... ]


faxconfig sends messages to a \*(Fx server process telling it to install new values for one or more configuration parameters. These new values are maintained only for as long as that server process executes; to setup long-lasting configuration parameters the appropriate configuration file(s) must be edited (see hylafax-config(5)).

faxconfig is especially useful for setting certain configuration parameters that control the operation of \*(Fx server processes. For example, by manipulating the ModemPriority parameter of one or more faxgetty(8) processes it is easy to dynamically reconfigure the order in which \*(Fx will assign modems to outbound jobs.

If no modem is specified with the -m option, then faxconfig will send messages to the central scheduler process, faxq(8). If a faxgetty process is to be contacted, the specified modem must be the last component of the character special device filename the modem is attached to.

Consult the hylafax-config(5) for the list of configuration parameters that can be set with faxconfig.


The following options are available:

-m devid

Direct messages to the faxgetty process servicing devid instead of the central scheduler process, faxq. The devid is an identifier derived from the name of the modem's device file; for example ttym2 for /dev/ttym2, term_10 for /dev/term/10.

-q dir

Use a spooling area other than /var/spool/hylafax.


/var/spool/hylafax	default spooling area
/var/spool/hylafax/FIFO	fifo for contacting faxq

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

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