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Re: [hylafax-users] incoming faxes as pdf

Thanks for the response.  I am in fact looking to store the PDF to a disk.  When I try to insert those lines into faxrcvd, all I get is the .tiff stored in recvq.  Here’s what I’ve inserted at the bottom of my faxrcvd:


tiff2pdf $FILE

mv $FILE.pdf /var/spool/hylafax/incoming


I’ve given ownership of the directory to uucp:


drwxr-xr-x 2 uucp uucp 4096 2009-01-15 16:58 incoming


Any clues as to what I’m doing wrong?



From: Siri Vias Khalsa [mailto:sirivias.khalsa@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 4:46 PM
To: Travis Risner
Cc: hylafax-users@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [hylafax-users] incoming faxes as pdf


Do you want it so send the faxes as PDFs in email or do you want them saved on disk as PDFs?
if email, look at the docs: http://hylafax.sourceforge.net/howto/delivery.php#ss4.2

If on disk, just add a couple of lines at the end of the faxrcvd script:
tiff2pdf $FILE                                                #converts to a pdf
mv $FILE.pdf /some/path/faxes_incoming      #moves the PDF where you want

The user that hylafax runs as, usually uucp needs to have access to create files in the destination folder.
The files come in as TIFF files (this is the file format that the fax protocol uses) and will eventually take up alot of space if you dont archive/delete them

-Siri Vias

On Thu, 2009-01-15 at 16:32 -0600, Travis Risner wrote:

I’m looking for a little help with getting hylafax to save all incoming faxes as a pdf.  I read an article in the archives about someone who uses imagemagick.  I do have imagemagick, but don’t quite understand how to plug the convert command into FaxDispatch.

-Siri Vias
Siri Vias Khalsa
Verifi, Inc.
Senior Systems Administrator
323-655-5789 x125 office
310-498-3975 cell


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