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Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


pts interactive - Enters interactive mode


pts interactive << [-cell] <cell name >>> [-noauth]

pts in << [-c] <cell name >>> [-n] [-f]


The pts interactive command allows the user to enter an interactive mode, useful for running bulk commands like creating new users or groups.


Prior to OpenAFS 1.4.5 and OpenAFS 1.5.23, the pts interactive command was only available on Unix or Linux and when OpenAFS was compiled with the supergroups option (disabled by default). As of OpenAFS 1.4.5 and 1.5.23, it is always available.

Running bulk pts commands may degrade the performance of the Protection Server while they are run and server resources may not be released immediately after commands are run. The pts sleep command can be used in interactive mode or with pts source to give the Protection Server a change to catch up.


pts interactive only takes the standard pts options.
-cell <cell name>
Names the cell in which to run the command. For more details, see the pts(1) manpage.
Enables the command to continue executing as far as possible when errors or other problems occur, rather than halting execution at the first error. This is useful for bulk operations where you would like to continue even if one of many operations fails.
Assigns the unprivileged identity anonymous to the issuer. For more details, see the pts(1) manpage.


The output is the same as if each individual command were run from the command line.


Here is an example of a pts interactive session:
    % pts interactive
    pts> examine admin
    Name: admin, id: 1, owner: system:administrators, creator: anonymous,
      membership: 2, flags: S----, group quota: 20.
    pts> help
    pts: Commands are:
    adduser         add a user to a group
    apropos         search by help text
    chown           change ownership of a group
    creategroup     create a new group
    createuser      create a new user
    delete          delete a user or group from database
    examine         examine an entry
    help            get help on commands
    interactive     enter interactive mode
    listentries     list users/groups in the protection database
    listmax         list max id
    listowned       list groups owned by an entry or zero id gets orphaned groups
    membership      list membership of a user or group
    quit            exit program
    removeuser      remove a user from a group
    rename          rename user or group
    setfields       set fields for an entry
    setmax          set max id
    sleep           pause for a bit
    source          read commands from file
    pts> quit


The same privilege is required to run the command in interactive mode as is required to run the command by itself on the command line. Some commands such as pts createuser require that the user belong to the system:administrators group, while others do not.


the pts(1) manpage, the pts_quit(1) manpage, the pts_sleep(1) manpage, the pts_source(1) manpage, the ptserver(8) manpage Copyright 2007 Jason Edgecombe <>

This documentation is covered by the IBM Public License Version 1.0. This man page was written by Jason Edgecombe for OpenAFS.