UUSTAT(1C) Communication Commands UUSTAT(1C)


uustat - uucp status inquiry and job control


[ [-m] | [-p] | [-q] | [-k jobid [-n]] | [-r jobid [-n]]]

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:

General Status

These options obtain general status of, or cancel, previously specified
uucp commands:

Lists all jobs in queue.

Lists the total number of jobs displayed. The -j option can be
used in conjunction with the -a or the -s option.

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.

Reports the status of accessibility of all machines.

Suppresses all standard output, but not standard error. The -n
option is used in conjunction with the -k and -r options.

Executes the command ps -flp for all the process-ids that are
in the lock files.

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

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

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 option:

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 calculations 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

Reports the status of all uucp requests for remote system

Reports the status of all uucp requests issued by user.

Output for both the -s and -u options has the following format:

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:

for queued jobs

for running jobs

for interrupted jobs

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 completed 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
combination, but at least one parameter must be specified. 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:

eagleC1bd3 completed

When no options are given, uustat writes to standard output the status of
all uucp requests issued by the current user.


See environ(7) for descriptions of the following environment variables
that affect the execution of uustat: LANG, LC_ALL, LC_COLLATELC_CTYPE,


The following exit values are returned:

Successful completion.

An error occurred.


spool directories

accounting log

performance log


See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

|Interface Stability | Standard |


uucp(1C), attributes(7), environ(7), standards(7)


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 eventually fail because the file(s) to be transferred can
not be found.

March 28, 1995 UUSTAT(1C)