PTS_RENAME(1) AFS Command Reference PTS_RENAME(1)
pts_rename - Changes the name of a Protection Database entry
pts rename -oldname <old name> -newname <new name>
[-cell <cell name>] [-noauth] [-localauth]
pts ren -o <old name> -ne <new name> [-c <cell name>]
[-no] [-l] [-f] [-h]
The pts rename command changes the name of the user, machine, or group entry specified by the -oldname argument to the name specified by
the -newname argument. It is not possible to change a user or machine entry's name to look like a regular group entry's name (have a colon
Members of the system:administrators group can change a regular group name into a prefix-less name and vice versa. When changing a prefix-
less group name into a regular group name or a regular group name to another regular group name, the owner field of the new name (the part
before the colon) must correctly reflect the group's owner.
Changing a regular group's owner with the pts chown command automatically changes the owner field (the part before the colon) of the
group's name, but does not change the owner field of any groups owned by the group. Use this command to rename those groups to a form that
accurately reflects their ownership.
By convention, many aspects of an AFS user account have the same name as the user's Protection Database entry, including the Authentication
Database entry, volume, and mount point. When using this command to change a user name, also change the names of all related entities to
maintain consistency. For instructions, see the chapter on user accounts in the OpenAFS Administration Guide.
-oldname <old name>
Specifies the current full name of the entry.
-newname <new name>
Specifies the new full name for the entry. For regular groups, the owner field (the part before the colon) of the new name must reflect
the actual ownership of the group.
-cell <cell name>
Names the cell in which to run the command. For more details, see pts(1).
Enables the command to continue executing as far as possible when errors or other problems occur, rather than halting execution at the
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.
Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local /etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file. Do not combine this flag with the -cell or
-noauth options. For more details, see pts(1).
Assigns the unprivileged identity anonymous to the issuer. For more details, see pts(1).
The following example changes the name of the group staff, owned by the privileged user "admin", to "admin:staff":
% pts rename -oldname staff -newname admin:staff
The following example changes the name of the group "admin:finance" to the group "finance". The issuer must belong to the
% pts rename -oldname admin:finance -newname finance
To change a regular group name to a prefix-less name or vice versa, or to change a user or machine entry's name, the issuer must belong to
the system:administrators group.
To change a group name to a new name of the same type (regular or prefix-less), the issuer must own the group or belong to the
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