uustat - UUCP status inquiry and job control
uustat [ -ssystem ] [ -uuser ]
This command is available with the uucp software installation option.
Refer to for information on how to install optional software.
uustat displays the status of, or cancels, previously specified
uucp(1C) commands. It also reports the status of uucp connections to
other systems. When no options are given, uustat displays the status
of all uucp requests issued by the current user.
Only one of the following options can be specified at a time:
-a Output all jobs in queue.
-m Report the status of accessibility of all machines.
-p Execute a ps for all the PIDs listed in the lock files.
-q List the jobs queued for each machine. If a status file exists
for the machine, its date, time and status information are
reported. In addition, if a number appears in parentheses next
to the number of C. or X. files, it is the age in days of the
oldest C./X. file for that system. The Retry field represents
the number of hours until the next possible call. The Count is
the number of failure attempts. For systems with a moderate
number of outstanding jobs, this could take 30 seconds or more
to execute. An example of the output from -q is:
eagle 3C 04/07-11:07 NO DEVICES AVAILABLE
mh3bs3 2C 07/07-10:42 SUCCESSFUL
This indicates the number of command files that are waiting for
each system. Each command file may have zero or more files to
be sent (zero means to call the system and see if work is to be
done). The date and time refer to the previous interaction with
the system followed by the status of the interaction.
Kill the UUCP request with job identification of jobid. You
must either own the job to be killed, or be the super-user.
Rejuvenate jobid. The files associated with jobid are touched
so that their modification time is set to the current time.
This prevents the cleanup daemon from deleting the job until the
jobs modification time reaches the next limit imposed by the
The following options can be specified separately or together:
Report the status of all UUCP requests for remote system system.
-uuser Report the status of all UUCP requests issued by user.
Output for both the -s and -u options has the following format:
eaglen0000 4/07-11:01:03 (POLL)
eagleN1bd7 4/07-11:07 S eagle dan 522 /usr/dan/A
eagleC1bd8 4/07-11:07 S eagle dan 59 D.3b2al2ce4924
4/07-11:07 S eagle dan rmail mike
The first field is the job ID of the job. This is followed by
the date and time. The next field is either an S or R depending
on whether the job is to send or request a file. This is fol-
lowed by the user ID of the user who queued the job. The next
field contains the size of the file, or in the case of a remote
execution request, the name of the command. When the size
appears in this field, the file name is also given. This can
either be the name given by the user, or an internal name cre-
ated for data files associated with remote executions (rmail in
/var/spool/uucp/* UUCP spool directories
8 June 1988 UUSTAT(1C)