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LIVESYS(1)		     AFS Command Reference		    LIVESYS(1)

NAME
       livesys - Reports the configured	CPU/operating system type

SYNOPSIS
       livesys

DESCRIPTION
       The livesys command displays the	string stored in kernel	memory that
       indicates the local machine's CPU/operating system (OS) type,
       conventionally called the sysname.  The Cache Manager substitutes this
       string for the @sys variable which can occur in AFS pathnames; the
       OpenAFS Quick Start Guides and OpenAFS Administration Guide explain how
       using @sys can simplify cell configuration.

       To set a	new value in kernel memory, use	the fs sysname command,	which
       can also	be used	to view	the current value.  If a sysname list was set
       using fs	sysname, only the first	value in the list will be reported by
       livesys.

CAUTIONS
       To see the full sysname list, use fs sysname rather than	this command.
       livesys is mostly useful	for scripts that need to know the primary
       sysname for the local system (to	create directories that	will later be
       addressed using @sys, for example).

       livesys first appeared in OpenAFS 1.2.2.	 Scripts that need to support
       older versions of AFS should parse the output of	fs sysname or use sys.

OUTPUT
       The machine's system type appears as a text string:

	  I<system_type>

EXAMPLES
       The following example shows the output produced on a Linux system with
       a 2.6 kernel:

	  % livesys
	  i386_linux26

PRIVILEGE REQUIRED
       None

SEE ALSO
       fs_sysname(1), sys(1)

       The OpenAFS Quick Start Guides at <http://docs.openafs.org/>.

       The OpenAFS Administration Guide	at
       <http://docs.openafs.org/AdminGuide/>.

COPYRIGHT
       IBM Corporation 2000. <http://www.ibm.com/> All Rights Reserved.

       Copyright 2005 Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu>

       This documentation is covered by	the IBM	Public License Version 1.0.
       It was written by Russ Allbery based on the sys man page.

OpenAFS				  2016-12-14			    LIVESYS(1)

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