Shell Command Action Type

The "Execute shell command" field identifies a shell command to be executed upon receipt of a fax. The shell command is executed on the server.

The user who is associated with the dispatch record that specifies this action must have a login account on the server system. This is necessary to enable the system to spawn a new shell to execute the command.

Substitution patterns are expanded before the command is invoked. The following substitution patterns are allowed (they do not represent shell or environment variables):

For an example of a shell command action, see Printing Received Faxes Automatically