Specify maximum number of retries (in all classes)

$retry_max count

This command specifies the maximum number of transmission retries across all outcome classes. Without this command, retries are counted separately for each transmission outcome class, so that for example a single 'no answer' outcome does not affect the number of retries done of 'busy' outcomes.

If you request a manual retry operation, a retry will be done which may take the total number of retries above that specified in this command.  But after any failed attempt, if the specified maximum number of retries has been reached or exceeded, the FS will still be treated as failed.

Important note: this command affects all outbound operations done with this user profile, including broadcasts and server operations.

For special applications this command may also be placed in an individual FS file as an override to that in the user profile.

If an 'immediate retry' (less than one minute delay) is specified for the attempt on which the maximum is attained, a further retry will be done (so the maximum could be exceeded).

The parameter on this command is used as follows:

count the maximum number of retries to be done

A count of zero suppresses all retries.  Commands with a negative value are ignored.

Default: As specified by CFG file $retry_max.  Otherwise no limit, retries specified for each outcome class by $retry_delays


$retry_max 7    ; no more than seven retries (eight attempts)

$retry_max 0    ; suppress retries