ctluser - control lusers
ctluser [ -h ] [ -m ] command [ argument... ]
Ctluser sends a message to the control channel of a given
luser(8) This command can only be run by the sysadmin(1)
In the normal mode of behavior, the message is sent to the
luser's brain, which then performs the requested action
and sends back a reply with a text message and the exit
code for ctluser. If the luser's brain successfully per
formed the command, ctluser will exit with a status of
zero and print the reply on standard output.
The ``-m'' flag is used to display an MPEG of the results
of the given command on the console of the sysadmin(1)
Note that this requires the sysadmin(1) to be running an X
To see a command summary, use the ``-h'' flag. If a com
mand is included when ctluser is invoked with the ``-h''
flag, then only the usage for that command will be given.
The complete list of commands follows. Note that all com
mands have a fixed number of arguments. If a parameter
can be an empty string, then it is necessary to specify it
as two adjacent quotes, like "".
Add an entry to the luser's employment record.
Allow a luser to use the computer system again.
The reason must be the same text given with an ear
lier ``reject'' command. Note that this command is
currently not implemented.
Begin a new luser(1) with the given file. Note
that this command is currently not implemented.
Causes a process of a luser to be killed
Changes a luser from their current workgroup to the
Forces a user to return to a paper based system
drop Causes a large mass to drop onto the luser from a
Destorys all logs of the actions done by the sysad
min(1) to the luser.
The luser is fired for the given reason.
hangup Makes the luser hang themselves
mode Displays the operating mode of the luser
Causes a luser to make their own newgroup up
Makes the luser pause for the given thought. Note
that this may cause some lusers to crash
Makes the luser shutdown. This is essentially the
same as killing them
Sends the given signal to the luser
Causes the luser to throttle themselves
trace item flag
Gives the sysadmin(1) information on what the luser
Ctluser sometimes has the effect of lusers complaining the
to management. The use of bosskill(8) maybe required at
Written by Simon Burr <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Based upon the
manual page for ctlinnd(8), part of the InterNetNews sys
luser(1), sysadmin(1), bosskill(8)
19 October 1995 CTLUSER(8)
By Olli's man-to-html utility, Sat Jan 19 19:57:40 CET 2002.