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Maintenance Commands                                admintool(1M)

NAME

admintool - system administration with a graphical user interface

SYNOPSIS

/usr/bin/admintool

DESCRIPTION

admintool is a graphical user interface that enables you to accomplish several system administration tasks on a local system. Membership in the sysadmin group (gid 14) is used to restrict access to administrative tasks. Members of the sysadmin group can use admintool to create, delete, and modify local system files. Non-members have read-only per- missions (where applicable). Help is available by using the Help button. admintool is not the tool for a distributed environment. It is used for local adminstration.

USAGE

admintool allows you to do the following tasks: Manage users Use admintool to add, delete, or modify user accounts. admintool makes the appropriate changes to the system's /etc/passwd file (see passwd(4)). Manage groups Use admintool to add, delete, or modify groups. admintool makes the appropriate changes to the system's /etc/group file (see group(4)). Manage hosts Use admintool to add, delete, or modify hosts. admin- tool makes the appropriate changes to the system's /etc/hosts file (see hosts(4)). Manage printers Use admintool to add or delete access to a printer, or to modify a system's printer access. admintool makes the appropriate changes to the system's /etc/lp directory. Manage serial port services Use admintool to enable or disable serial port ser- vices. admintool sets up the software services neces- sary to use a modem or terminal attached to a system's serial port. Manage software SunOS 5.8 Last change: 23 Jan 1995 1 Maintenance Commands admintool(1M) Use admintool to add or remove software. admintool adds software from a product CD or on a hard disk to an installed system, or removes software from an installed system.

EXIT STATUS

admintool terminates with exit status 0.

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWadmap | |_____________________________|_____________________________|

SEE ALSO

group(4), hosts(4), passwd(4), attributes(5) OpenWindows Advanced User's Guide

WARNINGS

If you use admintool to add a host, your local system and your site uses a network name service such as NIS or NIS+, admintool host operations may not have the desired effect. This is because information in the network name service will take precedence over the information in the local /etc/hosts file, which is where admintool updates information.

NOTES

admintool modifies files on the local system, i.e., the sys- tem on which you are running admintool. admintool does not modify or update global networked databases such as NIS or NIS+. SunOS 5.8 Last change: 23 Jan 1995 2