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sendfile [ -stMgduzvolSPiqQV ] [ -c=" comment" ] [ -C=program ] [
-ps=[my_ID] ] [ -pe=[to_user] ] [ -m LIMIT ] file [...] user[@host]
sendfile -a="archive" [ -uviqQ ] [ -c=" comment" ] [ -C=program ] [
-ps[=my_ID] ] [ -pe[=to_user] ] file_or_directory [...] recipient
sendfile sends files to the specified recipient.
On the receiving site there must be a SAFT-server (Simple Asynchronous
File Transfer) installed like sendfiled which stores incoming files
into the recipients spool-directory.
SAFT knows about 4 file types:
BINARY Byte-stream file which will not be modified.
SOURCE Record oriented program source file. Only EOL will be trans-
TEXT Human readable text files. EOL and the character set (like Ger-
man umlauts) will be translated.
MIME Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension file as defined by RFC
Files can be sent compressed or pgp-encrypted and/or pgp-signed. As an
extension to SAFT, sendfile is able to send multiple binary files in
one archive file.
Default mode for sendfile is sending compressed binary files. Compres-
sion will be disabled for hosts which are inside your LAN and for files
which cannot be compressed.
With the helper program sfconf you can easily configure sendfile.
You have to specify at least one file name and the recipient's address.
An address can be specified as:
a local user or a sendfile alias (see below), e.g.: framstag
an user on a remote host, e.g.: firstname.lastname@example.org
-s Send in source mode (not needed if sending to a unix host).
-t Send in text mode (not needed if sending to a unix host).
-M Send MIME file (must be external composed before!).
-g Send in guessed mode: sendfile tries to guess the correct mode
(source, text or binary). This will not work in every case and
not on all platforms!
-i Print more transaction information.
-v Verbose mode: show SAFT protocol messages.
-V Show version information and exit.
-u Send uncompressed.
-z Send compressed.
-a Send files or whole directories as one archive (binary mode
only). You have to specify an archive name.
-d Delete previous sent file. No wildcards allowed.
-o Overwrite already sent file(s) with same name.
-P Read file from stdin. You must specify a file name, too.
-S Spool file into outgoing queue for later processing. You must
run a sendfiled which supports this mode.
-l List files in the outgoing spool.
-q Quiet mode 1: print no transfer messages.
-Q Quiet mode 2: print no transfer, information or warning mes-
-c Add a short comment to a single file.
-C Force usage of specified compression program (gzip or bzip2).
-pc Encrypt file(s) with pgp (IDEA symmetric).
-pe Encrypt file(s) with pgp (public key).
-ps Add pgp signature(s) to the file(s).
-m Limit the maximum thruput (in KB/s).
Your configuration file. Valid entries are (the | symbol means "
bell = on|off
add a bell when a file or message arrives.
deleting = on|off
allow remote users to delete their files after transmission
msglog = on|off
log incoming messages in /var/spool/sendfile/$USER/msglog
notification = none|both|mail [user@host]|message [user@host]
send a notification when a file has been arrived via mail or mes-
sage or none or both mechanism.
forward = user@host
set a forward address.
List of addresses from where you don't want messages or files.
The format is:
m stands for messages, f for files and b for both. Wildcards *
and ? are allowed. Examples:
You may also specify the addresses in URL-syntax.
The sendfile alias file. Format:
alias address [sendfile-options]
ccc email@example.com -pe -ps