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Command Line Interface for Managing User and Group Desktop Applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112755D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Callaway, JR: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for managing user and group desktop applications through the LAN Server Command Line Interface.

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Command Line Interface for Managing User and Group Desktop Applications

      Disclosed is a method for managing user and group desktop
applications through the LAN Server Command Line Interface.

      The IBM OS/2* LAN Server's NET USER and NET GROUP commands do
not provide support for managing desktop applications for users and
groups.  All the administration for adding and updating a user's or
group's application selector list has to be done interactively
through the other LAN Server interfaces.  A LAN administrator cannot
create a batch file for adding and updating application selector
lists for users and groups.

      Three new switches - /appadd, /apprep and /appdel - are added
to the NET USER and NET GROUP commands for managing user and group
desktop applications through the Command Line Interface.  The /appadd
switch is specified to create a new application selector list or to
append one or more applications to an existing application selector
list.  The /apprep switch is specified to replace or delete an
existing application selector list.  The /appdel switch is specified
to delete one or more applications from an existing application
selector list.

The syntax of the NET USER and NET GROUP commands is expanded as
shown below:

NET USER [userID]  [/appadd:app1,app2,app3]
   NET USER [userID]  [/apprep:app4,app5]
   NET USER [userID]  [/appdel:app5]
   NET GROUP [groupID]  [/appadd:app1,app2,app3]
   NET GROUP [groupID]  [/apprep:app4,a...