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       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
       your ~/.mailagent.

       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 <>


       mailagent(1), metaconfig(1), package(1), packinit(1).