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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 en-
       tirely and read news all	day. When invoked with the -w option, sysadmin
       reads  standard	input  and responds according to terms of job descrip-

       -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  (	is the

       -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,  originator	 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  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)


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