bos_getdate - Displays the time stamps on an AFS binary file
bos getdate -server <machine name> -file <files to check>+
[-dir <destination dir>] [-cell <cell name>]
[-noauth] [-localauth] [-help]
bos getd -s <machine name> -f <files to check>+
[-d <destination dir>] [-c <cell name>] [-n] [-l]
The bos getdate command displays the time stamps on the current
version," .BAK" version (if any) and ".OLD" version (if any) of each
binary file named by the -file argument. (The BOS Server automatically
creates ".BAK" and ".OLD" versions when new binaries are installed with
the bos install command.) The files must reside in the /usr/lib/openafs
directory on the server machine named by the -server argument unless
the -dir argument indicates an alternate directory.
To revert to the ".BAK" version of a binary, use the bos uninstall
command. To remove obsolete binary files from the /usr/lib/openafs
directory, use the bos prune command.
-server <machine name>
Indicates the server machine from which to list binary files.
Identify the machine by IP address or its host name (either fully-
qualified or abbreviated unambiguously). For details, see bos(8).
All server machines of the same AFS system type show the same
timestamps if the binaries were installed properly on the binary
distribution machine for this machine’s system type, and if all
other machines of that type are running the appropriate
-file <files to check>+
Names each binary file to list.
-dir <destination dir>
Specifies the complete pathname of the local disk directory
containing each file named by the -file argument. It is necessary
only if the files are not in the /usr/lib/openafs directory.
-cell <cell name>
Names the cell in which to run the command. Do not combine this
argument with the -localauth flag. For more details, see bos(8).
Assigns the unprivileged identity "anonymous" to the issuer. Do not
combine this flag with the -localauth flag. For more details, see
Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local
/etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file. The bos command interpreter
presents the ticket to the BOS Server during mutual authentication.
Do not combine this flag with the -cell or -noauth options. For
more details, see bos(8).
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options
For each file specified with the -file argument, the output displays
the time stamp on the current (unmarked), ".BAK", and ".OLD" version.
The output explicitly reports that a version does not exist, rather
than simply omitting it.
The following command examines the time stamps on the files with
basename "kaserver" on the machine "fs2.abc.com":
% bos getdate -server fs2.abc.com -file kaserver
File /usr/lib/openafs/kaserver dated Mon Jan 4 10:00:36 1999.
.BAK file dated Wed Dec 9 18:55:04 1998, no .OLD file.
KeyFile(5), bos(8), bos_install(8), bos_prune(8), bos_uninstall(8)
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