sendinpaths - Send Usenet Path: statistics via e-mail


   sendinpaths [-cdhn] [-k keep-days] [-r report-days] [address [address


   sendinpaths checks pathlog/path for ninpaths dump files, finds dump
   files generated in the past report-days days, makes sure they are valid
   by running ninpaths on each one and making sure the exit status is
   zero, and passes them to ninpaths to generate a cumulative report.  By
   default, that report is mailed to the e-mail addresses configured at
   the beginning of this script (by default, only one address is
   configured: <>) in order to supply the TOP1000
   project with useful statistics.  See <>
   for more information.

   When finished, sendinpaths deletes all dump files in pathlog/path that
   are older than keep-days days.

   For more information on how to set up ninpaths, see ninpaths(8).


   -c  When this flag is used, the report is also e-mailed, besides the
       default submission addresses or those given as command-line
       arguments, to the newsmaster's address set at configure time.

   -d  Enables debug messages.

   -h  Gives usage information.

   -k keep-days
       After having processed dump files, sendinpaths removes those that
       are older than keep-days days.  The default is 0, that is to say to
       remove all dump files.

       Setting keep-days to another value can be useful for debugging
       purpose because it permits to keep a few dump files.

   -n  Don't e-mail the report; instead, just print it to standard output.
       Don't delete old dump files.

   -r report-days
       Process dump files generated during the last report-days days.  The
       default is 32, that is to say to process all the dump files that
       have been generated during the last 32 days (if, of course, they
       have not been deleted yet by a previous run of sendinpaths
       according to the value set by the -k flag).

   address ...
       E-mail the report to the mentioned address or addresses, instead of
       the default one.  Several addresses can be used, separated by
       whitespace (sending the e-mail to your own e-mail address can be
       useful for debugging purpose, to check that everything works fine).
       For instance, for two addresses:



   sendinpaths was written by Olaf Titz <>.

   $Id: sendinpaths.pod 9624 2014-03-16 13:23:46Z iulius $




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