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make.coverpg(1)		     mgetty+sendfax manual	       make.coverpg(1)

NAME
       make.coverpg - create a fax coverpg on stdout

SYNOPSIS
       make.coverpg  [options] <pages> <sender-ID> <sender-NAME> <receiver-ID>
       <receiver-NAME> <date> <time>

DESCRIPTION
       make.coverpg is called from faxspool(1) to generate a  cover  page  for
       the  just-processed  fax.  It  has to create a proper G3	file (e.g. via
       pbm2g3(1) or hp2hig3(1) or ghostscript(1)) and output that  on  stdout.
       If  the	program	 doesn't  exist,  or can't be executed,	the fax	simply
       won't get a coverpage (so, if you don't want a fax  coverpage,  do  not
       install it...)

       make.coverpg can	put anything it	wants on the page, but note that there
       are certain legal requirements in certain countries about the  contents
       that  *have* to be on the cover page, for example, the fax phone	number
       of the sender and the  recepient,  the  number  of  pages,  or  similar
       things.

       make.coverpg  gets  the	informations about the fax to be sent from the
       command line, in	the order listed above.

       If the environment variable normal_res is set to	 something  non-empty,
       faxspool	requests that make.coverpg creates a cover page	in normal res-
       olution (98 lpi). Default is fine resolution (196 lpi).

       NO make.coverpg program is installed by default,	since everyones	 needs
       differ too wildly.

       Some  sample coverpage programs are provided in the mgetty source tree,
       in the samples/ subdirectory (coverpg.pbm shows how to do it with "pbm-
       text|pbm2g3", coverpg.ps	shows how I do it with ghostscript).

       In  this	 directory,  you  can  also  find  two	shell scripts (fax and
       faxmemo)	that will take advantage of one	more esoteric  feature	of  my
       coverpage  programs:  if	 called	 with the option "-m <memo-file>", the
       sample programs will put	a text file "<memo-file>" on  the  cover  page
       (used  for  short notes or such). To make use of	it, faxspool is	called
       with the	option '-C "make.coverpg -m <memo-file>"' (the	double	quotes
       are needed!).

OPTIONS
       none

Example
       A five-page fax sent from me to my second number	could result in	a call
       like this:

       make.coverpg 5 "+49-89-3243328" "Gert Doering" "3244814"	"myself"  "Sep
       15 94" "22:10:00"

FILES
       /usr/local/lib/mgetty+sendfax/make.coverpg
	      the program itself

SEE ALSO
       faxspool(1), pbm2g3(1), ghostscript(1)

AUTHORS
       The  idea  behind  make.coverpg	is Copyright (C) 1993 by Gert Doering,
       <gert@greenie.muc.de>,  the  implementation  will  most	 likely	  have
       yours...

greenie				   27 Oct 93		       make.coverpg(1)

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