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iceauth – ICE authority file utility


iceauth [ -f authfile ] [ -vqib ] [ command arg … ]


The iceauth program is used to edit and display the authorization
information used in connecting with ICE. This program is usually used
to extract authorization records from one machine and merge them in on
another (as is the case when using remote logins or granting access to
other users). Commands (described below) may be entered interactively,
on the iceauth command line, or in scripts.


-f authfile Name of the authority file to use. Will default to
the file currently in use by the session.

-v Turns on extra messages (verbose mode)

-q Turns off extra messages (quiet mode)

-i Ignore the locks on the authority file

-b Break the locks on the authority file

-u Print basic usage instructions

-V Print version and exit

When iceauth is run it will allow the following set of commands to be
entered interactively or in scripts.


List available commands.


Print help information. You may supply a command name to help to get
specific information about it.


Print information about the entries in the authority file.


List (print) entries in the authority file. You may specify optional
modifiers as below to specify which entries are listed.

list [ protocol_name ] [ protocol_data ] [ netid ] [ authname ]


Add an entry to the authority file. This must be in the format

add protocol_name protocol_data netid authname authdata


Remove entries from the authority file.

remove [ protocol_name ] [ protocol_data ] [ netid ] [ authname ]


Extract entries from the authority file in to a destination file. You
must supply the path to the destination to this command as in the fol‐
lowing format. Optional specifiers allow you to narrow which entries
are extracted.

extract filename [ protocol_name ] [ protocol_data ] [ netid ] [ auth‐
name ]


Merge entries from other files in to the authority file selected by the
program. You may supply any number of file paths to this command as

merge filename1 [ filename2 ] [ filename3 ] …


Save changes and exit the program.


Abort changes and exit the program without saving.


Read and execute commands from a file.

source filename


Ralph Mor, X Consortium

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