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LUSER(8)		    System Manager's Manual		      LUSER(8)

NAME
       luser  -	process	to control the clueless	induhviduals who (mis)use com-
       puter systems, peripheral devices and system administrators. Word  play
       on "loser" and "user".

SYNOPSIS
       luser [-d] [-g<level>] [-s] _lusername_

DESCRIPTION
       luser  is  the  primary tool a system administrator uses	to manage end-
       user requests. This powerful tool can actually cause the	specified user
       to perform actions as specified by the flags.

       With  no	flags, luser deletes every running process owned by the	speci-
       fied _lusername_.

OPTIONS
       -d     Disk reclamation mode. Remove all	files in the home directory of
	      _lusername_.

       -g<level>
	      Grovel  mode.  Causes the	specified luser	to make	an act of con-
	      trition to the sysadmin for past sins. The <level> indicates the
	      severity of the contrition:

       LEVEL

       0      User makes a sincere apology and promises	to never do it again.

       1      User  buys sysadmin a large quantity of sysadmin's favorite bev-
	      erage.

       2      User signs over ownership	of his/her car to sysadmin.

       3      User resigns from	the company after writing  a  long  letter  of
	      apology detailing	his/her	failings.

       4      User  commits  ritual  suicide  by  sucking on a power strip and
	      grounding	himself	to a conduit.

NOTES
       Sysadmins are encouraged	to use the -s option as	a way  to  smarten  up
       the  world's  user  base. Use the -g option at level 4 outside the con-
       fines of	the machine room. The more lusers that witness	the  act,  the
       better.

SEE ALSO
       sysadmin(1)

BUGS
       Occasionally,  the luser	may survive the	effects	of luser -g4.  In that
       event, a	second invocation of the command will usually prove to be  fa-
       tal.

HISTORY
       Written by Eric L. Pederson <eric@bofh.org.uk>.

			       25 September 1995		      LUSER(8)

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