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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for newtask (opensolaris section 1)

newtask(1)				  User Commands 			       newtask(1)

       newtask - create new task and optionally change project

       newtask [-p project] [-v] [-c pid | [-Fl] [command...]]

       The  newtask command executes the user's default shell or a specified command, placing the
       executed command in a new task owned by the specified project. The user's default shell is
       the one specified in the passwd database, and is determined using getpwnam().

       Alternatively,  newtask	can  be used to cause an already running process to enter a newly
       created task. A project for the new task can also be specified in this form  of	the  com-
       mand.  This  might  be  desirable  for  processes  that are mission critical and cannot be
       restarted in order to put them into a new project.

       In the case that extended accounting is active, the newtask command can additionally cause
       the  creation  of  a task accounting record marking the completion of the preceding system

       The following options are supported:

       -c pid	 Cause a running process to enter a newly created task. A  project  for  the  new
		 task  can  also  be specified using the -p option. The invoking user must either
		 own the process or have super-user privileges.

		 If the project is being changed, the process owner must be a member of the spec-
		 ified	project,  or  the invoking user must have super-user privileges. When the
		 project is changed for a running process, its pool binding as well  as  resource
		 controls  are	modified  to match the configuration of the new project. Controls
		 not explicitly specified in the project entry is preserved.

		 This option is incompatible with the -F and -l options.

       -F	 Creates a finalized task, within which further newtask or  settaskid(2)  invoca-
		 tions	would  fail.  Finalized tasks can be useful at some sites for simplifying
		 the attribution of resource consumption.

       -l	 Changes the environment to what would be expected if the user actually logged in
		 again as a member of the new project.

       -p	 Changes the project ID of the new task to that associated with the given project
		 name. The invoking user must be a valid member of the requested project, or must
		 have  super-user  privileges,	for the command to succeed. If no project name is
		 specified, the new task is started in the invoking user's current project.

       -v	 Verbose: displays the system task id as the new system task is begun.

       The following operands are supported:

       project	  The project to which resource usage by the created task should be charged.  The
		  requested  project  must  be	defined  in the project databases defined in nss-

       command	  The command to be executed as the new task. If no command is given, the  user's
		  login  shell	is  invoked.  (If  the	login  shell is not available, /bin/sh is

       Example 1 Creating a New Shell

       The following example creates a new shell in the canada project, displaying the task id:

	 example$ id -p
	 uid=565(gh) gid=10(staff) projid=10(default)
	 example$ newtask -v -p canada
	 example$ id -p
	 uid=565(gh) gid=10(staff) projid=82(canada)

       Example 2 Running the date Command

       The following example runs the date command in the russia project:

	 example$ newtask -p russia date
	 Tue Aug 31 11:12:10 PDT 1999

       Example 3 Changing the Project of an Existing Process

       The following example changes the project of the existing process with a pid  of  9999  to

	 example$ newtask -c 9999 -p russia

       The following exit values are returned:

       0    Successful execution.

       1    A fatal error occurred during execution.

       2    Invalid command line options were specified.

       /etc/project    Local database containing valid project definitions for this machine.

       /proc/pid/*     Process information and control files.

       See attributes(5) for a description of the following attributes:

       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       |Availability		     |SUNWcsu			   |

       proc(1),  id(1M), poolbind(1M), execvp(2), setrctl(2), settaskid(2), setproject(3PROJECT),
       nsswitch.conf(4), proc(4), project(4), attributes(5)

SunOS 5.11				   17 Nov 2004				       newtask(1)

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