sysadmin is not intended as a user interface routine; other programs provide user-friendly front ends; sysadmin is used by everyone who can track him [her] down.
With no flags, sysadmin reads its standard input up to an EOF, or a line which sysadmin wishes to parse, and then proceeds to ignore it entirely and read news all day. When invoked with the -w option, sysadmin reads standard input and responds according to terms of job description.
|-bofh|| Go into Bastard Operator From Hell mode. This option
causes sysadmin to use tools stored in the
/usr/lib/bofh directory to parse the standard input and
route user tasks appropriately.
|-cd||causes sysadmin to become caffeine-deprived, resulting
in system slowdowns.
|-b||causes the sysadmin to function normally while augmenting
the standard input with beer(5). Can be used with
the -t option as well, depending upon which version of
sysadmin you are running.
|-t||causes the sysadmin to smoke tobacco, which can result
in significant performance improvement, provided you
are running the correct version of sysadmin.
|-Cfile||Specify an alternate configuration file (sysadmin.cf is
|-dX||set debuggin value to X.
|-fFullname||Set the full name of the sysadmin.
|-Bf||Create the sysadmin.cf configuration freeze file.
|-lname||Sets the name of the "luser" person (that is, originator of a given request). -l can only be used by "trusted" users (who are listed in sysadmin.cf).|