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14.2 > Network > efax (0.9)

efax is a small ANSI C/POSIX program that sends and receives faxes
using any fax modem (Class 1, 2 or 2.0).*

efax is smaller and easier to install than HylaFAX or mgetty+sendfax.
As one user put it "EFAX is a nice simple program for single user systems."

The "fax" command, a shell script, lets you send, receive, view and print faxes.
In larger systems, faxes can be sent by printing to a "fax" printer and received
faxes can be e-mailed as MIME attachments to an administrator for distribution.
efax can also pass incoming data calls to a getty program.

The efax package includes "efix," a program to convert between various image file formats.
To fax Postscript files you will need Ghostscript.
To view faxes you can use any program tha displays PGM files.
efix can also convert received files to Postscript or HP Laserjet formats for printing.

This program has only a command-line interface.
If you need a GUI-based fax solution, install efax-gtk instead.

*Any hardware-based fax modem, that is. If you have a "software modem," a so-called "Linmodem,"
then you'll instead need to download the alpha version of efax and modify this SlackBuild script

The alpha release can be found here:

Maintained by: Jay
Keywords: fax,efax,efix
ChangeLog: efax


Source Downloads:
efax-0.9.tar.gz (23bd3767f87c455c58ccae7f88bce725)

Download SlackBuild:
efax.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Individual Files:

Validated for Slackware 14.2

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