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peoplepages(1)							peoplepages(1)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     peoplepages -  PeoplePages, the IRIX Interactive Desktop Phone & Address

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     /usr/sbin/peoplepages [-nofork] [-nogallery] [-defaultBookList booklist]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     peoplepages provides phonebook-like database capabilities for InPersonTM
     and other communication tools.  The database is comprised of a number of
     books. Complete information about people &	places you need	to contact can
     be	stored in these	books.	peoplepages displays a list of the available
     books. You	click on the desired book to select it.

     peoplepages' main window displays a list of entries from the current
     book.  Each entry has a draggable icon which can be dropped on InPerson,
     MediaMailTM & other communication tools to	initiate communication with
     that person.

     Double-clicking the icon opens an Information Card	for that person
     showing all the information that has been entered into the	book.  Much
     information can be	stored about a person including	a list of locations
     where they	may be contacted. Each location	has a addresses	for each type
     of	communication media. When someone publishes an entry, they will
     designate one location as their primary location, the place to try	first.

     peoplepages supports a personal book as well as a number of public	books.
     A personal	book is	private.  It is	yours &	yours alone.  You can do
     anything you want with it.	 Nobody	else will see it since it is created
     with mode 0700.  When you run peoplepages for the first time, it asks if
     you want to create	a personal book.

     You can browse public books freely, as can	anyone else.  You can change
     only your own entry in a public book.

     When peoplepages starts up, it automatically locates available public
     books by sending out a query to its database server ppagesd(1M).  Each
     ppagesd that receives the query replies with the logical name and
     location of its book.  peoplepages	uses automount(1M) to access the book
     via NFS.  Book locations may also be supplied as command-line arguments
     in	the form of the	full path name of the location of the database
     directory.	 To disable the	query for public books,	use the
     -defaultBookList ``'' option or specify the X resource *defaultBookList
     with no value (see	below).

     ppagesd also receives messages from users running InPerson	and creates
     skeleton entries for them in one of the public books specified by your
     system administrator.

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peoplepages(1)							peoplepages(1)

     Shortly after you start peoplepages, it searches the public books to see
     if	you have published an entry for	yourself.  If it doesn't find one, or
     if	it finds only the skeleton entry created by ppagesd, peoplepages will
     ask you to	publish	a full entry.

PERSONAL BOOK    [Toc]    [Back]

     Your personal book	is created in the directory .PeoplePagesPersonal in
     your home directory.  You can customize both the name and the cover of
     your personal book	as shown on the	book-selection button at the top of
     the main window.  The name	goes into the file .label in the database
     directory.	 Two cover images in either .xpm (X Pixmap) or .rgb (standard
     SGI) format are required.	One is displayed when the book is closed, the
     other when	it is opened for reading.  They	go in the files	.cover-closed
     and .cover-open in	the database directory.	 The images should be 44 x 32
     pixels.  Xpm format is recommended	because	it allows you to tag the
     predominant background color of the pixmap.  Having this information
     allows peoplepages	to make	a better visual	presentation of	your images.
     To	tag the	background add " s background" at the end of the line
     specifying	the predominant	background color.  For example the line

	  % c #848484


	  % c #848484 s	background

RESOURCES    [Toc]    [Back]

     The default X11 resources file /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/PeoplePages
     contains a	few resources that can be customized at	the beginning of the
     file.  You	can edit this file as root to make changes for all users on
     the system. If you	want your private customizations, create or edit the
     file to $HOME/.desktop-`hostname`/PeoplePages to add the following
     resources with your desired values.

	  This resource	specifies a list of book pathnames (separated with
	  colons) to be	used instead of	the public books. If the list is
	  empty, then only your	personal book is displayed.  For example:

	       PeoplePages*defaultBookList:  /var/ppages/sales:/var/ppages/support

	  will display just those 2 books under	/var/ppages.

	  This resource	controls whether peoplepages displays images or	icons
	  for entries with pictures.  If set false, accessing public
	  (networked) books is sped up.	 The default is	true.

	  This resource	specifies the pathname of a WWW	browser	to be invoked
	  from the ``View'' button on the information card.  The default is

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peoplepages(1)							peoplepages(1)


FILES    [Toc]    [Back]


SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     ppagesd(1M), inperson(1), MediaMail(1)

NOTE    [Toc]    [Back]

     The NFS optional software must be installed and configured.  The
     automount(1M) /hosts map must be configured to access public books	and it
     must be able to resolve the PeoplePages server's hostname.	 Write access
     to	the public books directories is	needed if users	are permitted to
     change their entries using	peoplepages.

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