edusers - edit users list created by package
edusers [system [version]]
This command lets you safely edit the users list created by the package
command. It locks the file before launching the editor, hence
protecting against any concurrent update by some package command that
could arrive at the same time (by e-mail). The level of protection this
locking buys you depends on the locking policy you have configured in
If you are within a package source tree, all you need to say is
to edit the users file for that package. In order for that particular
feature to work properly, the package must have been placed under dist
control, or at least the packinit command from the dist package must
have been run.
Otherwise, you may specify a system name, and optionally a version
number if that is not enough to disambiguate. Using ’-’ will get you
the lattest version available.
In any case, there must be a proper setting of the distribs file to use
this command. If that file is not accurate, the package command will
not be able to produce a users file anyway.
The editor is taken out of the EDITOR variable if defined, then from
the VISUAL variable, defaulting to /usr/ae if none of the variables is
~/.mailagent configuration file for mailagent.
Spool/distribs distribution list, same file as the one used for
System/.package file created by dist’s packinit command to indicate
the root of the source tree for that package.
System/users list of users of that system.
Log/agentlog mailagent’s log file.
Raphael Manfredi <Raphael_Manfredi@pobox.com>
mailagent(1), metaconfig(1), package(1), packinit(1).