sysadmin(8) 2 October 1995 Version 0.1.2 Reference Manual NAME: sysadmin - user interface to system management protocol. SYNOPSIS: sysadmin [-abBcCdefpqrstw] lusername DESCRIPTION: sysadmin takes care of everything, is generally harrangued, must be supplied with coffee(5), chocolate(5), and alcohol(5) in order to function properly, cannot be exposed to direct sunlight and must not have a life(8). Contraction of "systems" and "administrator". Responsible for everything imaginable onsite that may or may not have to do with the systems/services in question. Sysadmin was not intended as a user-interface routine; other programs should provide their own user-friendly front-ends. Traditionally, sysadmin is used by everyone who can track him/her down regardless of specification. When called with no command line options, sysadmin reads its standard input to an EOF, or to a line which sysadmin wishes to parse, and then proceeds to ignore it entirely, reads news and/or play x-games all day instead. OPTIONS: -a start sysadmin in "argument" mode. useful for appropriations and budget meetings. starts "antogonize" mode if sysadmin is started with lusername command line argument. -bofh - Enter "Bastard Operator From Hell" mode. This option when invoked, causes sysadmin to use tools stored in /usr/lib/bofh directory to parse stdin and fork user tasks appropriately. -bbrandname Causes sysadmin to function normally while augmenting the standard input with beer(5), scotch(5), and whiskey(5). Can also be used in conjunction with the -t switch, dependant on which version of sysadmin you are running. -Bf Creates the sysadmin.cf configuration and freezes the file. -cd causes sysadmin to become caffiene deprived, resulting in massive system slowdowns. -Cfile Specify an alternate configuration file (sysadmin.cf is default). -dX Sets the degugging value to X. -e causes sysadmin to fork an Expound_Clue process to background piped to /dev/luser. -fdevice set sysadmin to pipe all flames to given device. -p[on|off] this flag tells sysadmin whether or not it will attach to /dev/ATTx after RING input. -q quit - causes sysadmin to reject input from clueless management. -r[ignore|despise] set sysadmin "ringer" option. this determines whether RING inputs from /dev/ATTx will be passed for further processing. -s spawn sysadmin in "sleep" mode. -tbrandname Causes sysadmin to smoke tobacco, which can result in significant performance gains, provided you are running the correct version of sysadmin. -w cause sysadmin to parse work input and process. never used. included to maintain backwards compatibility. NOTES: The -t option should not be attempted with a version of sysadmin that is not capable of parsing tobacco input. Though the functionality of this command may seem similar in nature to the -b option, it is not, and should be kept seperate. The same applied for the -cd option, which when combined with the -b option, could render your sysadmin totally inaccessible for long periods of time. Calling sysadmin with a command line lusername automatically adds lusername to the .kill file. SEE ALSO: luser(0). FILES: /etc/sysadmin.cf - sysadmin configuration ~root/coffee.db - hashed database of coffee recipes ~root/.crontab - scheduling file -t/-b/-bofh/-w options ~root/.kill - luser reject database BUGS: None. What you see are undocumented features and/or hallucinations. CREDITS: Eric Pederson [eric at winternet.com] All the fine folks of a.s.r. 10/02/95 - Features added by: Ford Prefect [fprefect at sccsi.com]. 10/02/95 - Features added by: Exile In Paradise [exile at helix.xiii.com] AUTHOR: Abby Franquemont-Guillory [abbyfg at tezcat.com] HTML version by: XIII Generation/Helix NetWorks. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Any questions will be immediately parsed using the -bofh option. Flames will be sent to /dev/null.
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