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crashwrite - Creates PKT file from text file


crashwrite DIR directory [FROMNAME string] [FROMADDR node] [TONAME string] [TOADDR node] [SUBJECT string] [AREA area] [ORIGIN origin] [TEXT filename] [NOMSGID] [FILEATTACH] [PKTFROMADDR node] [PKTTOADDR node] PASSWORD [string]


CrashWrite reads a text file and creates a .pkt file that can be processed by CrashMail. This can be used to post announcements and other messages in areas. The best way to use CrashWrite is to let it generate packets in a separate directory and then toss them with TOSSDIR NOSECURITY.

There are many keywords for CrashWrite. All keywords are optional except for DIRECTORY. If you do not enter a keyword, a default value will be used.


Use these keywords to set the header of the message. You only need to enter TONAME and TOADDR for netmails.
Use these if you want to set the origin and destination address of the packet to something other than the origin and destination address of the message inside the packet. If you do not specify these keywords, FROMADDR and TOADDR will be used for the packet as well.
You can use this keyword to set a password for the packet. The maximum length of the password is eight characters.
The area the message should be posted in. If you do not enter an area, the message will be sent as a netmail.
The origin line for the message. This keyword has no effect for netmail messages.
The directory where the packet should be placed.
The name of a text file that should be included as the message text.
Prevents CrashWrite from adding a MSGID line.
Sets the file-attach flag for netmails. The filename should be put in the subject line.




CrashMail is written by Johan Billing <>

This manual page was written by Peter Karlsson <>

1999-08-01 Johan Billing