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NFACCESS(8)						      System Manager's Manual						       NFACCESS(8)

nfaccess - Add access rights to a set of Notesfiles SYNOPSIS
nfaccess access-right topic [ topic ... ] DESCRIPTION
Nfaccess simplifies the task of adding an access-right to many notesfiles. The function is somewhat analagous to that of chmod(1). The access-right specifies a user, group or system and the permissions to be granted. The format is: <access-right> ::= [<type>:]name=<mode> <type> ::= {User, user, Group, group, System, system} <mode> ::= {d, r, w, a, n}+ The type specification can be omitted; when it is omitted, the name is assumed to be a user. The mode is additive. A mode of ``rw'' spec- ifies read and write. The ``n'' mode specifies null access. The new access right is inserted in each specified notesfiles access list. If the user/group/system already has an entry, the old entry is replaced with the new entry. All users are allowed to run this program. The changes are only applied to notesfiles for which the executing user is a director. This program lives in the notesfile utility directory, typically ``/usr/spool/notes/.utilities''. To automatically add specific access-rights to newly created notesfiles, the file ``/usr/spool/notes/.utilities/access-template'' is use- ful. If it exists, the file contains lines of acces-rights which are added to each notesfile as it is created. If several people share the administration of the notesfile system, each can be added to the access-lists of newly created notesfiles by placing appropriate lines in this file. EXAMPLES
nfaccess essick=drw /usr/spool/notes/* nfaccess group:srg=rw this that other nfaccess user:kolstad=rw mynotes In the first example, user `essick' is given director/read/write access to all the notesfiles in /usr/spool/notes. Any permissions (or restrictions) he might have had before are overridden. The second example gives group `srg' read/write access to notesfiles `this', `that' and `other'. In the final example, user `kolstad' is given read/write access to the notesfile `mynotes'. BUGS
Entries can not be removed from the access list with this program. Entries can not merely be augmented (``just add write permission'') with this program. FILES
/etc/passwd for the users name /etc/group for the users group /usr/spool/notes the default notesfile data base SEE ALSO
mknf(8), notes(1), nfcomment(3), The Notesfile Reference Manual AUTHORS
Ray Essick (uiucdcs!essick, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL University of Illinois NFACCESS(8)

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NFDUMP(8)						      System Manager's Manual							 NFDUMP(8)

nfdump, nfload - notesfile dump/load programs SYNOPSIS
nfdump notesfile nfload [ -Ddirectory ] notesfile DESCRIPTION
Nfdump and nfload are used to convert notesfile data base formats. Nfdump converts the specified notesfile to a portable ASCII format and writes it to standard output. Some diagnostics are produced on stderr. Nfdump can be run by any user; access to a particular notesfile is governed by that notesfile's access list. Nfload is used on the output from nfdump to create a new notesfile. The -D option specifies an alternate base directory for the notesfile. If unspecified, this defaults to ``/usr/spool/notes''. Nfload reads standard input for the ASCII representation of the notesfile. Typical use of these two programs occurs when converting an existing notesfile data base to a new format. The nfdump program should be compiled with the older structure definitions while nfload is compiled with the newer structures. The data base can then be converted with a shell script of the following nature: mkdir .OLD mv * .OLD for i in `ls .OLD` do echo $i start nfdump $i | nfload -D/usr/spool/newnotes $i done echo $i done echo ALL DONE rm -rf .OLD This assumes that the old data base is in ``/usr/spool/notes'' and the new data base is to be placed in ``/usr/spool/newnotes''. After the conversion is complete, one can move the old data base from ``/usr/spool/notes'' to ``/usr/spool/oldformat'' and the new data base from ``/usr/spool/newnotes'' to ``/usr/spool/notes''. FILES
notes(1), The Notesfile Reference Manual AUTHORS
Ray Essick (uiucdcs!essick, Department of Computer Science University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL Rob Kolstad (kolstad@convex.UUCP) CONVEX Computer Corporation Richardson, TX University of Illinois NFDUMP(8)

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