BNU administrative file pathname definitions
The /etc/uucp/Sysfiles file gives the administrator the ability
to break the logical
Systems, Dialers and Devices files
into multiple physical files.
This makes it possible for
to use different
Systems, Dialers and Devices files.
Each entry in the Sysfiles file
consists of a single logical line.
Physical lines may be terminated by a backslash (\)
to indicate that the entry continues on the next line.
Comment lines begin with a hash sign (#)
and occupy the entire line up to a newline character.
Blank lines are ignored (even within multi-line entries).
Each entry in the file has the following meaning:
srvc specifies cu, uucico, or both
separated by a colon
sysfile specifies one or more files to be used as the
dialfile specifies one or more files to be used as the
devfile specifies one or more files to be used as the
Multiple filenames must be separated by colons.
Each file is read in the order presented.
The location for each file is assumed to be relative to the /etc/uucp/ directory,
unless a full pathname is given.
The Sysfiles file may be useful in the following conditions:
you want different Systems files so that requests for cu
services can be made to addresses other than the addresses used
for uucico services
you want different Dialers files to use different chat scripts
for cu and uucico
you want to have multiple Systems, Dialers and
Devices files to simplify BNU administration.
The Systems file, in particular, may become
large, making it desirable to split it into several smaller files.
When different Systems files are defined for uucico and cu
services, your machine will store two different lists of
To print the uucico list, use the
to print the cu list, use the uuname -c command.
The following is an example of a Sysfiles file:
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