System Administration Guide
Chapter 7, Connecting to other computers with UUCP

Checking the status of a UUCP request

Checking the status of a UUCP request

If the system does not display an error message immediately after entering the uucp command, and the system prompt appears, the uucp request is queued. Use the uustat and uulog utilities to check the status of your uucp job.

Use the uustat command to display the status of the currently queued uucp requests or display the status of connections to other systems. For example, to display a list of all the queued jobs for the user robertm, enter:

uustat -u robertm

The uustat utility displays user status information in the following format:

   couscousN266 01/26-15:43 S couscous robertm rmail edwarda
To list the status of the accessibility of all the remote machines, use the following command:

uustat -m

The following example shows the output from the uustat command:

   scooter 01/26-15:43  CAN'T ACCESS DEVICE
   disco   01/27-12:01  SUCCESSFUL
   obie    01/25-05:12  CALL FAILED, JOB DELETED
For more information on the options to uustat, see the uustat(C) manual page.

The uulog command displays the status messages (most recent last) that the UUCP programs write to the files uucp/sys, uux/sys, uucico/sys, and uuxqt/sys, in the /usr/spool/uucp/.Log directory (sys is the name of the system that uucp is trying to access).

For example, to display status information about file transfers involving the system scooter, enter the following:

uulog -s scooter

The uulog utility displays information about the system in the following format:

   uucp scooter (01/26-15:43:00, 304, 5) COPY (SUCCEEDED)


NOTE: The uulog command displays all the status messages that uucp logs in the .Log files. The messages are not necessarily error messages.