format of UUCP Dialcode abbreviations file
The Dialcodes file (/usr/lib/uucp/Dialcodes)
contains the Dialcode abbreviations that can be used in the
Phone field of the Systems file.
This feature allows you to create a
standard Systems file for distribution among several sites
that have different phone systems and area codes.
If two remote sites in a network need to link with the same sites,
but have different internal phone systems, each site can share the
same Systems file, but have different entries in a
Each line in Dialcodes contains the following two
the abbreviation used in the Systems file
the dial sequence that is passed to the
dialer when that particular Systems file entry is accessed
The following entry would be set up to work with a
``phone'' field in the Systems file such as
When the entry containing jt7867 is encountered,
the following sequence is sent to the dialer if the token in the
dialer-token pair is \T:
The phone number is made up of an optional alphabetic abbreviation
and a numeric part. If an abbreviation is used, it must
be one that is listed in the Dialcodes file.
full pathname of Dialcodes
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