SYSADMIN(1) General Commands Manual SYSADMIN(1)
sysadmin - responsible for everything imaginable that may or may not
have to do with the system you're using. Contraction of "system" and
sysadmin [-ab] [-cd] [-ef] etc......
sysadmin takes care of everything, is generally harangued, must be sup-
plied with coffee, chocolate, and alcohol in order to function prop-
erly, cannot be exposed to direct sunlight, and must not be allowed to
have a life.
sysadmin is not intended as a user interface routine; other programs
provide user-friendly front ends; sysadmin is used by everyone who can
track him [her] down.
With no flags, sysadmin reads its standard input up to an EOF, or a
line which sysadmin wishes to parse, and then proceeds to ignore it
entirely and read news all day. When invoked with the -w option, sysad-
min reads standard input and responds according to terms of job
-bofh Go into Bastard Operator From Hell mode. This option causes
sysadmin to use tools stored in the /usr/lib/bofh directory to
parse the standard input and route user tasks appropriately.
-cd causes sysadmin to become caffeine-deprived, resulting in system
-b causes the sysadmin to function normally while augmenting the
standard input with beer(5). Can be used with the -t option as
well, depending upon which version of sysadmin you are running.
-t causes the sysadmin to smoke tobacco, which can result in sig-
nificant performance improvement, provided you are running the
correct version of sysadmin.
-Cfile Specify an alternate configuration file (sysadmin.cf is the
-dX set debuggin value to X.
Set the full name of the sysadmin.
-Bf Create the sysadmin.cf configuration freeze file.
-lname Sets the name of the "luser" person (that is, originator of a
given request). -l can only be used by "trusted" users (who are
listed in sysadmin.cf).
The -t option should not be used with a version of sysadmin which is
not capable of parsing tobacco input. Though the functionality of this
command may seem similar to the -b option, it should not be confused
with that or the related -c option.
25 September 1995 SYSADMIN(1)