kas_help - Displays help for kas commands
The kas help
command displays the complete online help entry (short
description and syntax statement) for each command operation code specified by
argument. If the -topic
argument is omitted, the
output includes the first line (name and short description) of the online help
entry for every kas
To list every kas command whose name or short description includes a specified
keyword, use the kas apropos
- -topic <help string>+
- Indicates each command for which to display the complete
online help entry. Omit the kas part of the command name, providing
only the operation code (for example, specify setpassword, not
kas setpassword). If this argument is omitted, the output
briefly describes every kas command.
- Prints the online help for this command. All other valid
options are ignored.
The online help entry for each kas
command consists of the following two
or three lines:
- The first line names the command and briefly describes its
- The second line lists aliases for the command, if any.
- The final line, which begins with the string
"Usage", lists the command's options in the prescribed order.
Online help entries use the same symbols (for example, brackets) as the
reference pages in this document.
The following command displays the online help entry for the kas
% kas help setpassword
kas setpassword: set a user's password
Usage: kas setpassword -name <name of user>
[-new_password <new password>] [-kvno <key version number>]
[-admin_username <admin principal to use for authentication>]
[-password_for_admin <password>] [-cell <cell name>]
[-servers <explicit list of authentication servers>+] [-help]
None, and no password is required.
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