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qconfirm-control(1)	    General Commands Manual	   qconfirm-control(1)

       qconfirm-control	- change qconfirm configuration	through	email

       in .qmail-ext-default:

       |qconfirm-control [-v] [-d dir] [-t sec]

       qconfirm-control	 is  an	email interface	to the qconfirm(1) program. It
       runs as a qmail-command(8) from a .qmail-ext-default file.

       Whenever	an email is handled by this .qmail-ext-default file, qconfirm-
       control	checks	the  default  part  of	the address extension if it is
       empty, one of pending, ok, return, or bad, or an	unique,	32  characters
       long, key. If not, the email is bounced.

       If  default  is not a key, qconfirm-control treats the message as a re-
       quest message, creates an unique	key, runs  'qconfirm  list  default  |
       sort  -r'  and  mails the output	to QCONTROL_OWNER.  The	from header of
       the message is set to an	address	 that  is  handled  through  the  same
       .qmail-ext-default  file	 with  the newly created key as	default	exten-

       If default is 32	characters long	key, qconfirm-control checks  if  this
       key  is	valid,	and if so, treats the message as a control message and
       processes it for	commands (see below). If not, the message is bounced.

       qconfirm-control	processes each line of the body	of a  control  message
       for commands as follows:

       If the line is empty, it	is ignored.

       If the line starts with QCONTROL_QUOTE (default:	``> ''), qconfirm-con-
       trol checks if the quoted line is of the	format of the output of	'qcon-
       firm  list',  and  if so, remembers the address after the time-stamp to
       add it to the next command found	in the body.  If  the  format  doesn't
       match, the line is ignored.

       All  other lines	are interpreted	as commands. If	the line doesn't start
       with one	of the words list, check, accept, drop,	bounce,	 sneak,	 pend-
       ing, remove, bad, or stop, or thanks, qconfirm-control prints a warning
       and ignores the line.

       qconfirm-control	precedes each line it  processes  with	QCONTROL_QUOTE
       (``>  ''),  prints  it,	and then prints	the output from	processing the
       line. The output	of qconfirm-control is mailed to QCONFIRM_OWNER.

       If the command is one of	list,  check,  accept,	drop,  bounce,	sneak,
       pending,	 remove, or bad, qconfirm-control runs 'qconfirm command' with
       the remembered addresses	from quoted lines and all words	following  the
       command in the precessed	line as	arguments, prints the output, and for-
       gets the	addresses in memory.

       If the command is stop, qconfirm-control	stops processing  the  control
       message at the current line.

       If the command is thanks, qconfirm-control stops	processing the control
       message at the current line, and	invalidates the	used key.

       -v     verbose. Be more verbose when processing control messages.

       -d dir Override the default qconfirm  directory	(``~/.qconfirm'')  and
	      the environment variable $QCONFIRM_DIR with dir.

       -t sec timeout.	A request message to qconfirm-control is deferred tem-
	      porarily as long as the corresponding unique key is valid.   The
	      unique key at the	latest becomes invalid when qmail tries	to de-
	      liver the	request	message	and the	message	has been in the	 queue
	      for at least sec seconds.	Default	is 300.

       qconfirm-control	reads its configuration	from files in the subdirectory
       conf/ of	the qconfirm directory (normally ``~/.qconfirm/conf/'').  Only
       the first line of a configuration file is considered.

	      The  configuration file QCONTROL_OWNER must contain an email ad-
	      dress of the owner of the	corresponding qconfirm	directory.  If
	      this  configuration file is not set, qconfirm-control refuses to

	      The configuration	 file  QCONTROL_QUOTE  overrides  the  default
	      quoting prefix in	control	messages (``> '').

	      The  configuration  file QCONFIRM_MAILNAME overrides the default
	      mailname in the from header of control messages (``qconfirm'').

	      This configuration file must be set if the mail address qconfirm
	      is  configured for is controlled through qmail's virtualdomains.
	      It must be set to	the prepend part of the	corresponding entry in
	      /var/qmail/control/virtualdomains	plus a dash at the end.

	      The  environment variable	QCONFIRM_DIR overrides the default lo-
	      cation of	the user's qconfirm directory (``.qconfirm/'').


       qconfirm(1), qconfirm-check(1),	qconfirm-conf(1),  qconfirm-inject(1),
       qconfirm-notice(1),  qconfirm-accept(1),	 qconfirm-return(1), qconfirm-
       cdb-check(1), qconfirm-cdb-update(1)

       Gerrit Pape <>



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