From Infinite Loop on Wed, 02 Dec 1998
How are you? I'm want to write a program that enables my Linux system to dial a page to my beeper, this function to be activated upon certain events. I am learning C. I came across a system call ioctl that is supposed to let me control the devices, but I cannot find further information on it's usage. Or is there other programs/functions that you can advise me to work on to achieve the result?
You might want to try the Linux Gazette "Search" feature. I wrote a fairly extensive piece on this back in May.
Using the search phrase "pager software" at http://www.linuxgazette.com the following was the fourth hit:
- The Answer Guy 28: Email Alpha-Paging software
Granted I wasn't able to find it so easily using Yahoo! and Alta Vista. When I elaborated on the phrase to include:
pager software linux source code
... I got a surprise:
- Debian Package - hylafax-doc 4.0.2-5
HylaFAX support [sic] the sending and receiving of facsimiles, the polled retrieval of facsimiles and the send [sic] of alphanumeric pages. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Regards, Joseph Ang
I'd get those packages and read through their sources a bit.
From Infinite Loop on Fri, 04 Dec 1998
Thanks for your prompt reply! I'm very surprised to receive your reply in just a day! Really, really appreciate that
Best regards, Joseph Ang
You were just lucky. The question was easy and appealed to me.
Unfortunately there are many questions that I just don't "get to." Especially since I'm getting about five times more TAG traffic this month then last.