Status, .Status - Contains information about the status of the uucp program contacts with remote systems
The /usr/spool/uucp/.Status directory contains information about the status of the uucp program contacts with remote systems.
For each remote system contacted, the uucp program creates a file in the .Status directory called SystemName, where the SystemName file is named for the remote system being contacted. In the .Status/SystemName file, the uucp program stores the following information: Time of the last call in seconds Status of the last call Number of retries Retry time, in seconds, of the next call
The times given in the .Status/SystemName file are expressed as seconds elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 (the output of a time system call). Thus, the retry time is in the form of the number of seconds that must have expired since midnight of January 1, 1970 before the system can retry. To make this entry in the .Status/SystemName file, uucp performs a time system call, adds 600 seconds, and places the resulting number of seconds in the file. If the last call was unsuccessful, the uucico daemon will wait until the time specified by the retry time before attempting to contact the system again.
Functions: time(3) delim off