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    Command:

    fs_sysname

    
    
    

    SYNOPSIS

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

    DESCRIPTION

           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.
    
    
    

    OPTIONS

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

    OUTPUT

           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.
    
           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.
    
    
    

    PRIVILEGE REQUIRED

           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".
    
    
    

    SEE ALSO

           fs_exportafs(1), sys(1)
    
           The OpenAFS Quick Start Guide at
           <http://docs.openafs.org/QuickStartUnix/>.
    
           The OpenAFS Administration Guide <http://docs.openafs.org/AdminGuide/>.
    
           For the list of assigned standard sysname values, see
           <http://grand.central.org/numbers/systypes.html>
    
    
    

    COPYRIGHT

           IBM Corporation 2000. <http://www.ibm.com/> All Rights Reserved.
    
           This documentation is covered by the IBM Public License Version 1.0.
           It was converted from HTML to POD by software written by Chas Williams
           and Russ Allbery, based on work by Alf Wachsmann and Elizabeth Cassell.
    
    
    

    OpenAFS 2012-03-26 FS_SYSNAME(1)

    
    
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