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CONMAND(8)		  ConMan: The Console Manager		    CONMAND(8)

       conmand - ConMan daemon

       conmand [OPTION]...

       conmand	is the daemon responsible for managing consoles defined by its
       configuration file as well as listening for connections from clients.

       -c file
	      Specify a configuration file, overriding	the  default  location

       -F     Run the daemon in the foreground.

       -h     Display a summary of the command-line options.

       -k     Send a SIGTERM to the conmand process associated with the speci‐
	      fied configuration, thereby killing the daemon.	Returns	 0  if
	      the daemon was successfully signaled; otherwise, returns 1.

       -L     Display license information.

       -p port
	      Specify the port on which conmand will listen for clients, over‐
	      riding both the default port [7890] and the  port	 specified  in
	      the configuration file.

       -q     Displays	the  PID  of  the  conmand process associated with the
	      specified configuration if it appears active.  Returns 0 if  the
	      configuration appears active; otherwise, returns 1.

       -r     Send  a SIGHUP to the conmand process associated with the speci‐
	      fied configuration, thereby re-opening both  that	 daemon's  log
	      file  and individual console log files.  Returns 0 if the daemon
	      was successfully signaled; otherwise, returns 1.

       -v     Enable verbose mode.

       -V     Display version information.

       -z     Truncate both the daemon's log file and individual  console  log
	      files at start-up.

       SIGHUP	   Close  and re-open both the daemon's log file and the indi‐
		   vidual console log  files.	Conversion  specifiers	within
		   filenames  will be re-evaluated.  This is useful for logro‐
		   tate configurations.

       SIGTERM	   Terminate the daemon.

       Connections to the server are  not  authenticated,  and	communications
       between	client	and  server are not encrypted.	When time allows, this
       will be addressed in a future release.  Until then, the	recommendation
       is to bind the server's listen socket to the loopback address (by spec‐
       ifying "server loopback=on" in conman.conf) and restrict access to  the
       server host.

       Log  messages  are sent to standard-error until after the configuration
       file has been read, at which time future messages are discarded	unless
       either  the  logfile  or	 syslog	 keyword has been specified (cf., con‐

       If the configuration file is modified while the daemon is running and a
       pidfile	was not originally specified, the '-k' and '-r' options may be
       unable to identify the daemon process;  consequently,  the  appropriate
       signal may need to be sent to the daemon manually.

       The number of consoles that can be simultaneously managed is limited by
       the maximum number of file descriptors a process can  have  open.   The
       daemon  sets its "nofile" soft limit to the maximum/hard limit.	If you
       are encountering "too many open files" errors, you may need to increase
       the "nofile" hard limit.

       Chris Dunlap <>

       Copyright (C) 2007-2011 Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.
       Copyright (C) 2001-2007 The Regents of the University of California.

       ConMan is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
       the terms of the GNU General Public License as published	 by  the  Free
       Software	 Foundation,  either  version  3  of  the License, or (at your
       option) any later version.

       conman(1), conman.conf(5).

conman-0.2.7			  2011-04-21			    CONMAND(8)

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