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       fs_sysname - Reports or sets the CPU/operating system type


       fs sysname [-newsys <new sysname>]+ [-help]

       fs sy [-n <new sysname>]+ [-h]


       The fs sysname command sets or displays the local machine’s
       CPU/operating system type as recorded in kernel memory. The Cache
       Manager substitutes the string for the @sys variable which can occur in
       AFS pathnames; the OpenAFS Quick Beginnings and OpenAFS Administration
       Guide explain how using @sys can simplify cell configuration. It is
       best to use it sparingly, however, because it can make the effect of
       changing directories unpredictable.

       The command always applies to the local machine only. If issued on an
       NFS client machine accessing AFS via the NFS/AFS Translator, the string
       is set or reported for the NFS client machine. The Cache Manager on the
       AFS client machine serving as the NFS client’s NFS/AFS translator
       machine stores the value in its kernel memory, and so can provide the
       NFS client with the proper version of program binaries when the user
       issues commands for which the pathname to the binaries includes @sys.
       There is a separate record for each user logged into the NFS client,
       which implies that if a user adopts a new identity (UNIX UID) during a
       login session on the NFS client -- perhaps by using the UNIX su command
       -- he or she must verify that the correct string is set for the new
       identity also.


       -newsys <new sysname>
           Sets the CPU/operating system indicator string for the local
           machine. This option may be used multiple times in the same
           invocation, which sets @sys to an array of values. When @sys
           contains an array of values, the first value that matches a path is

           If this argument is omitted, the output displays the current
           setting instead. AFS uses a standardized set of strings; consult
           the OpenAFS Quick Beginnings or OpenAFS Release Notes.

           Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options
           are ignored.


       When the -newsys argument is omitted, the output reports the machine’s
       system type in the following format:

          Current sysname is '<system_type>'

       When the -newsys argument is included, the output is the following:

          fs: new sysname list set.


       The following example shows the output produced on a Sun SPARCStation
       running Solaris 5.7:

          % fs sysname
          Current sysname is 'sun4x_57'

       The following command defines a machine to be a IBM RS/6000 running AIX

          % fs sysname -newsys rs_aix42

       The following command defines a machine to be Mac OS X PPC and a custom
       type ’foo’. The second command queries the new sysname:

          % fs sysname -newsys ppc_darwin_80 -newsys foo
          fs: new sysname list set.
          % fs sysname
          Current sysname list is 'ppc_darwin_80' 'foo'

       If @sys is "ppc_darwin_80 foo", then "cd @sys" will try to change to
       the "ppc_darwin_80" directory. If the "ppc_darwin_80" directory doesn’t
       exist, then the "foo" directory is tried.


       To display the current setting, no privilege is required. To include
       the -newsys argument on an AFS client machine, the issuer must be
       logged in as the local superuser "root".


       fs_exportafs(1), sys(1)

       OpenAFS Quick Beginnings

       OpenAFS Administration Guide

       For the list of assigned standard sysname values, see


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