edusers - edit users list created by package
This command lets you safely edit the users
list created by the
command. It locks the file before launching the editor, hence
protecting against any concurrent update by some package
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
If you are within a package source tree, all you need to say is edusers to edit
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
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
not be able to produce a users
The editor is taken out of the EDITOR variable if defined, then from the VISUAL
variable, defaulting to /usr/bin/vi
if none of the variables is set.
- configuration file for mailagent.
- distribution list, same file as the one used for mailpatch.
- file created by dist's packinit command to indicate the root of the source
tree for that package.
- list of users of that system.
- mailagent's log file.
Raphael Manfredi <Raphael_Manfredi@pobox.com>
mailagent(1), metaconfig(1), package(1), packinit(1).