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CTLUSER(8)							    CTLUSER(8)

       ctluser - control lusers

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

       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 performs 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 sta‐
       tus 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 console 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  com‐
	      mand 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 speci‐

	      Forces a user to return to a paper based system

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

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

       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.

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

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

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

				19 October 1995			    CTLUSER(8)

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