SYSADMIN(1)                                           SYSADMIN(1)

       sysadmin  - responsible for everything imaginable that may
       or may not have to do with the system you're using.   Con­
       traction of "system" and "administrator"

       sysadmin [-ab] [-cd] [-ef] etc......

       sysadmin takes care of everything, is generally harangued,
       must be supplied with coffee, chocolate,  and  alcohol  in
       order  to  function  properly, 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, sysadmin reads standard input
       and responds according to terms of job description.

       -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 slowdowns.

       -b     causes the sysadmin to function normally while aug­
              menting  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 significant performance improvement, pro­
              vided you are running the correct version of sysad­

       -Cfile Specify an  alternate  configuration  file  (sysad­
     is the standard).

       -dX    set debuggin value to X.

              Set the full name of the sysadmin.

       -Bf    Create the configuration freeze file.

       -lname Sets the name of the "luser" person (that is, orig­
              inator of a given request). -l can only be used  by
              "trusted" users (who are listed in

       The  -t option should not be used with a version of sysad­
       min 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)

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