UUPOLL(8) BSD System Manager's Manual UUPOLL(8)
uupoll - poll a remote UUCP site
uupoll [-ggrade] [-n] system
Uupoll is used to force a poll of a remote system. It queues a null job
for the remote system and then invokes uucico(8).
The following options are available:
-ggrade Only send jobs of grade grade or higher on this call.
-n Queue the null job, but do not invoke uucico.
Uupoll is usually run by cron(5) or by a user who wants to hurry a job
along. A typical entry in crontab could be:
0 0,8,16 * * * daemon /usr/bin/uupoll ihnp4
0 4,12,20 * * * daemon /usr/bin/uupoll ucbvax
This will poll ihnp4 at midnight, 0800, and 1600, and ucbvax at 0400,
noon, and 2000.
If the local machine is already running uucico every hour and has a lim-
ited number of outgoing modems, a more elegant approach might be:
0 0,8,16 * * * daemon /usr/bin/uupoll -n ihnp4
0 4,12,20 * * * daemon /usr/bin/uupoll -n ucbvax
5 * * * * daemon /usr/lib/uucp/uucico -r1
This will queue null jobs for the remote sites at the top of hour; they
will be processed by uucico when it runs five minutes later.
/usr/lib/uucp/UUCP internal files/utilities
/var/spool/uucp/ Spool directory
uucp(1), uux(1), uucico(8)
The uupoll command appeared in 4.3BSD.
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