rtfm  [  -p  ]  [ -h ] [ -d option ] [ -i interval ] [ -a action ] [ -q


       rtfm is a command for system administrators to use in dealing with  new
       users.  rtfm is useful for dealing with users having trouble with their
       pictures downloaded from  rtfm will con-
       tinue to run until killed by hand, using `kill processid'.  rtfm can be
       invoked by anyone who has enough of a clue to know what a man page  is.


       -p     Give the answer in a polite fashion.

       -h     Tell  the clueless luser to go to hell. Used with the -p option,
              they'll look forward to the trip.

       -d option
              Debug mode using option where option is one of the following:

              query Ask the luser what part of rtfm that he or  she  does  not

              planet Ask what planet the luser is from.

              literacy Ask the luser if the luser can read.

              english Ask the luser if the luser understands English.

              Mac  Ask  the  luser if the luser has ever used a computer other
              than a Macintosh.

              Nintendo Same as the Mac option, but slightly more harsh.

       -i interval
              Enable within interval seconds. interval is the time  between  a
              luser  asking  the same damn fool question.  This option must be
              activated for the -a option. It stores the time of the  question
              in  /var/run/luser  and  checks that file each time that rtfm is
              activated.  interval is a number of minutes, of the form  xxx.xx
              where each x is a decimal digit. The default is 5.00 minutes.

       -a action
              This  defines  some  action to be taken in the event that the -i
              flag condition is met. action can be defined either at the  flag
              level or by a file. The options for flags are as follows:

              scream Let out a scream of utter frustration.

              hair Rip out your hair in total frustration.

              rm  Automatic  command ran in lusers home directory. It can have
              he be struck down by the wrath of God.

       -q luser
              Query file /etc/luser to see if luser is a real luser or a first
              time luser.






       rtfm  only  checks  /var/run/luser  when the -a option is specified and
       after the -i option is invoked. Otherwise /tmp would fill up rapidly on
       many  systems.  Also,  core may dump if the -a FILE= option is anatomi-
       cally impossible.

GNU Utilities                    July 27, 1997                         RTFM(1)

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