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       edusers - edit users list created by package


       edusers [system [version]]


       This  command lets you safely edit the users list created by the package command. It locks
       the file before launching the editor, hence protecting against any  concurrent  update  by
       some  package  command  that  could  arrive  at  the  same  time (by e-mail). The level of
       protection this locking buys you depends on the locking policy you have configured in your

       If you are within a package source tree, all you need to say is


       to  edit  the  users  file  for that package. In order for that particular feature to work
       properly, the package must have been placed under dist control, or at least  the  packinit
       command from the dist package must have been run.

       Otherwise,  you  may specify a system name, and optionally a version number if that is not
       enough to disambiguate. Using '-' will get you the lattest version available.

       In any case, there must be a proper setting of the distribs file to use this  command.  If
       that  file  is  not accurate, the package command will not be able to produce a users file


       The editor is taken out of the EDITOR variable if defined, then from the VISUAL  variable,
       defaulting to /usr/ae if none of the variables is set.


       ~/.mailagent        configuration file for mailagent.
       Spool/distribs      distribution list, same file as the one used for mailpatch.
       System/.package     file  created  by  dist's packinit command to indicate the root of the
                           source tree for that package.
       System/users        list of users of that system.
       Log/agentlog        mailagent's log file.


       Raphael Manfredi <>


       mailagent(1), metaconfig(1), package(1), packinit(1).