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CTLUSER(8)									       CTLUSER(8)

NAME
       ctluser - control lusers

SYNOPSIS
       ctluser [ -h ] [ -m ] command [ argument...  ]

DESCRIPTION
       Ctluser	sends  a message to the control channel of a given luser(8) This command can only
       be run by the sysadmin(1)

       In the normal mode of behavior, the message is sent to the luser's brain, which then  per-
       forms  the  requested  action and sends back a reply with a text message and the exit code
       for ctluser.  If the luser's brain successfully performed the command, ctluser  will  exit
       with a status of zero and print the reply on standard output.

       The ``-m'' flag is used to display an MPEG of the results of the given command on the con-
       sole of the sysadmin(1) Note that this requires the sysadmin(1) to be running an X server.

       To see a command summary, use the ``-h'' flag.  If a command is included when  ctluser  is
       invoked with the ``-h'' flag, then only the usage for that command will be given.

       The  complete  list  of	commands  follows.  Note that all commands have a fixed number of
       arguments.  If a parameter can be an empty string, then it is necessary to specify  it  as
       two adjacent quotes, like "".

       addhist <entry>
	      Add an entry to the luser's employment record.

       allow reason
	      Allow  a	luser to use the computer system again.  The reason must be the same text
	      given with an earlier ``reject'' command.  Note that this command is currently  not
	      implemented.

       begin name
	      Begin  a new luser(1) with the given file.  Note that this command is currently not
	      implemented.

       cancel pid
	      Causes a process of a luser to be killed

       changegroup group
	      Changes a luser from their current workgroup to the one specified.

       checkfile
	      Forces a user to return to a paper based system

       drop   Causes a large mass to drop onto the luser from a great height.

       flushlogs
	      Destorys all logs of the actions done by the sysadmin(1) to the luser.

       go reason
	      The luser is fired for the given reason.

       hangup Makes the luser hang themselves

       mode   Displays the operating mode of the luser

       newgroup group
	      Causes a luser to make their own newgroup up

       pause thought
	      Makes the luser pause for the given thought.  Note that this may cause some  lusers
	      to crash

       shutdown reason
	      Makes the luser shutdown. This is essentially the same as killing them

       signal sig
	      Sends the given signal to the luser

       throttle reason
	      Causes the luser to throttle themselves

       trace item flag
	      Gives the sysadmin(1) information on what the luser is doing.

BUGS
       Ctluser	sometimes  has	the  effect  of  lusers complaining the to management. The use of
       bosskill(8) maybe required at this point.

HISTORY
       Written by Simon Burr <simes@tcp.co.uk>. Based upon the manual page for	ctlinnd(8),  part
       of the InterNetNews system.

SEE ALSO
       luser(1), sysadmin(1), bosskill(8)

					 19 October 1995			       CTLUSER(8)
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