uutry - Tries to contact remote system with debugging on
The uutry command is a shell that invokes uucico to call a
remote site, system. Debugging is turned on (level 9).
The debugging output is put into the file /tmp/system. A
tail -f on this file is executed so that the debugging
output is printed on the terminal during execution. Typing
the Interrupt key sequence gives control back to the
terminal while uucico continues to run, putting its output
The uutry command overrides any retry period for a remote
system and will attempt to establish a connection immediately.
The output file, /tmp/system is overwritten each time
uutry is executed to system.
On a given system, this file contains a list of remote
sites accessible through the UUCP protocol. The primary
security file for uucp which specifies access permissions
for remote systems. Contains information about devices on
the local system that can establish a connection to a
remote computer using the uucp program. The spool directory
where uucp maintains its temporary work files. Contains
lock files that prevent multiple uses of devices and
multiple calls to systems. Called the public directory on
a given system, UUCP uses it for sending and receiving
information; ~uucp is a brief way of specifying it. A
file created by uutry to contain traces generated by
uucico while connecting to system, system.
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