Sysadmin manual

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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, 
              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  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.