uucp status inquiry and job control
uustat [ -a | -k jobid |
-m | -p | -q |
-r jobid ]
uustat [ -s system ]
[ -u user ]
uustat displays the status of, or cancels, previously
specified uucp commands, or provides general status on
UUCP connections to other systems.
When no options are given, uustat outputs the status of
all uucp requests issued by the current user.
uustat accepts the following options:
For options -s and -u, the output fields are:
Output all jobs in queue.
Report the status of accessibility of all machines.
Execute ps -flp for all the process ID's that
are in the lock files.
List the jobs queued for each machine if a status file for it exists.
The output has the following fields:
The system name on which jobs may be queued.
The number of C or X files waiting for the
system. If the number is zero, the system is to be called to request
jobs from it. A additional number in parentheses indicates the age
in days of the oldest C. or X. file for that
The date and time that the system was last called.
The status of the remote system on last being called.
The number of hours until the next possible retry call.
A count of the number of failure attempts.
Following is an example of output produced by the -q
eagle 3C 04/07-11:07 NO DEVICES AVAILABLE
mh3bs3 2C 07/07-10:42 SUCCESSFUL
Kill the uucp request whose job identification is
jobid. The killed uucp request must belong to
the person issuing the uustat command unless they are the
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 job's modification time reaches the
limit imposed by the daemon.
Report the status of all uucp requests for a remote
system. (May be combined with the -u option.)
Report the status of all uucp requests issued by
user. (May be combined with the -s option.)
Following is an example of output from either the -s or
The jobid of the job.
The date and time.
R depending on whether the job is to send
or request a file.
The system on which the job is to be run.
The user who queued the job.
The size of the file, or in the case of a remote execution the name
of the command (in the example, the remote mail command
rmail). When the size appears in this field, the filename
is also given. This can either be the name given by the user or an
internal name (for example, D.3b2alce4924) that is created
for data files associated with remote executions (rmail in
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 -q option can take more than 30 seconds to execute on
systems with a moderate number of outstanding jobs.
uustat is conformant with:
ISO/IEC DIS 99452:1992, Information technology Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) Part 2: Shell and Utilities (IEEE Std 1003.21992);
AT&T SVID Issue 2;
X/Open CAE Specification, Commands and Utilities, Issue 4, 1992.
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