uustat - uucp status inquiry and job control
uustat [ [-m] | [-p] | [-q] | [ -k jobid [-n]] | [ -r jobid
uustat [-a] [ -s system
[-j]] [-u user] [-S qric]
uustat -t system [-c] [-d number]
The uustat utility functions in the following three areas:
1. Displays the general status of, or cancels, previously
specified uucp commands.
2. Provides remote system performance information, in terms
of average transfer rates or average queue times.
3. Provides general remote system-specific and user-specific
status of uucp connections to other systems.
The following options are supported:
These options obtain general status of, or cancel, previ-
ously specified uucp commands:
-a Lists all jobs in queue.
-j Lists the total number of jobs displayed. The -j
option can be used in conjunction with the -a or the
Kills the uucp request whose job identification is
jobid. The killed uucp request must belong to the user
issuing the uustat command unless the user is the
super-user or uucp administrator. If the job is killed
by the super-user or uucp administrator, electronic
mail is sent to the user.
-m Reports the status of accessibility of all machines.
-n Suppresses all standard output, but not standard
error. The -n option is used in conjunction with the
-k and -r options.
-p Executes the command ps -flp for all the process-ids
that are in the lock files.
-q Lists the jobs queued for each machine. If a status
file exists for the machine, its date, time and status
information are reported. In addition, if a number
appears in parentheses next to the number of C or X
files, it is the age in days of the oldest C./X. file
for that system. The Retry field represents the number
of hours until the next possible call. The Count is
the number of failure attempts. Note: For systems with
a moderate number of outstanding jobs, this could take
30 seconds or more of real-time to execute. An example
of the output produced by the -q option is:
eagle 3C 04/07-11:07 NO DEVICES AVAILABLE
mh3bs3 2C 07/07-10:42 SUCCESSFUL
This indicates the number of command files that are
waiting for each system. Each command file may have
zero or more files to be sent (zero means to call the
system and see if work is to be done). The date and
time refer to the previous interaction with the system
followed by the status of the interaction.
Rejuvenates jobid. The files associated with jobid are
touched so that their modification time is set to the
current time. This prevents the cleanup daemon from
deleting the job until the jobs' modification time
reaches the limit imposed by the daemon.
Remote System Status
These options provide remote system performance information,
in terms of average transfer rates or average queue times.
The -c and -d options can only be used in conjunction with
the -t option:
Reports the average transfer rate or average queue
time for the past 60 minutes for the remote system.
The following parameters can only be used with this
-c Average queue time is calculated when the -c parameter
is specified and average transfer rate when -c is not
specified. For example, the command:
example% uustat -teagle -d50 -c
produces output in the following format:
average queue time to eagle for last 50 minutes: 5 seconds
The same command without the -c parameter produces
output in the following format:
average transfer rate with eagle for last 50 minutes: 2000.88 bytes/sec
number is specified in minutes. Used to override the
60 minute default used for calculations. These calcu-
lations are based on information contained in the
optional performance log and therefore may not be
available. Calculations can only be made from the time
that the performance log was last cleaned up.
User- or System-Specific Status
These options provide general remote system-specific and
user-specific status of uucp connections to other systems.
Either or both of the following options can be specified
with uustat. The -j option can be used in conjunction with
the -s option to list the total number of jobs displayed:
Reports the status of all uucp requests for remote
Reports the status of all uucp requests issued by
Output for both the -s and -u options has the following for-
eagleN1bd7 4/07-11:07 S eagle dan 522 /home/dan/A
eagleC1bd8 4/07-11:07 S eagle dan 59 D.3b2al2ce4924
4/07-11:07 S eagle dan rmail mike
With the above two options, the first field is the jobid of
the job. This is followed by the date/time. The next field
is an S if the job is sending a file or an R if the job is
requesting a file. The next field is the machine where the
file is to be transferred. This is followed by the user-id
of the user who queued the job. The next field contains the
size of the file, or in the case of a remote execution
(rmail is the command used for remote mail), the name of the
command. When the size appears in this field, the file name
is also given. This can either be the name given by the user
or an internal name (for example, D.3b2alce4924) that is
created for data files associated with remote executions
(rmail in this example).
Reports the job state:
q for queued jobs
r for running jobs
i for interrupted jobs
c for completed jobs
A job is queued if the transfer has not started. A job
is running when the transfer has begun. A job is
interrupted if the transfer began but was terminated
before the file was completely transferred. A com-
pleted job is a job that successfully transferred. The
completed state information is maintained in the
accounting log, which is optional and therefore may
be unavailable. The parameters can be used in any com-
bination, but at least one parameter must be speci-
fied. The -S option can also be used with -s and -u
options. The output for this option is exactly like
the output for -s and -u except that the job states
are appended as the last output word. Output for a
completed job has the following format:
When no options are given, uustat writes to standard output
the status of all uucp requests issued by the current user.
See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment
variables that affect the execution of uustat: LANG, LC_ALL,
LC_COLLATELC_CTYPE, LC_MESSAGES, LC_TIME, NLSPATH, and TZ.
The following exit values are returned:
0 Successful completion.
>0 An error occurred.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri-
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
| Availability | SUNWbnuu |
| Interface Stability | Standard |
uucp(1C), attributes(5), environ(5), standards(5)
The -t option produces no message when the data needed for
the calculations is not being recorded.
After the user has issued the uucp request, if the file to
be transferred is moved, deleted or was not copied to the
spool directory (-C option) when the uucp request was made,
uustat reports a file size of -99999. This job will eventu-
ally fail because the file(s) to be transferred can not be
Man(1) output converted with