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NAME

       sys - Reports the compile-time CPU/operating system type

SYNOPSIS

       sys

DESCRIPTION

       The sys command displays the string set at compile time that indicates the local machine's
       CPU/operating system (OS) type, conventionally called the sysname.  This string is the
       default for the value stored in kernel memory.  The Cache Manager substitutes this string
       for the @sys variable which can occur in AFS pathnames; the OpenAFS Quick Start Guide and
       OpenAFS Administration Guide explain how using @sys can simplify cell configuration.

       To set a new value in kernel memory, use the fs sysname command.  To view the current
       value set in the kernel, use either fs sysname or livesys.

CAUTIONS

       You almost always want to use livesys rather than this command.  The sys command displays
       a single value hard-coded at compile time.  It does not query the Cache Manager for the
       current value and it does not report sysname lists.  If you have changed the local system
       type with fs sysname, or if you run a version of sys compiled differently than the Cache
       Manager running on the system, the value returned will not match the behavior of the Cache
       Manager.  The only reason to use sys is that livesys wasn't available in older versions of
       AFS.

OUTPUT

       The machine's system type appears as a text string:

          I<system_type>

EXAMPLES

       The following example shows the output produced on a Sun Netra T1 running Solaris 10:

          % sys
          sun4x_510

PRIVILEGE REQUIRED

       None

SEE ALSO

       fs_sysname(1), livesys(1)

       The OpenAFS Quick Start Guides at <http://docs.openafs.org/>.

       The OpenAFS Administration Guide at <http://docs.openafs.org/AdminGuide/>.

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