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       sysadmin  -  responsible for everything imaginable that may or may not have to do with the
       system you're using.  Contraction 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 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  significant  performance
              improvement, provided you are running the correct version of sysadmin.

       -Cfile Specify an alternate configuration file ( 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  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)