pts_source - Read pts commands from a file


pts source [-file] <file name> [-cell] <cell name> [-noauth] [-localauth] [-force]

pts so [-f] <file name> [-c] <cell name> [-n] [-l] [-f]


The pts source runs commands from a file as if they were typed in pts interactive mode. The command can be run from the command line or interactively.


Prior to OpenAFS 1.4.5 and OpenAFS 1.5.23, the pts source command was only available on Unix or Linux and when OpenAFS was compiled with the supergroups option (disabled by default). As of OpenAFS 1.4.5 and 1.5.23, it is always available.


pts source takes the following options:

-cell <cell name>

Names the cell in which to run the command. For more details, see pts(1).


Enables the command to continue executing as far as possible when errors or other problems occur, rather than halting execution at the first error.


Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.


Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local /usr/afs/etc/KeyFile file. Do not combine this flag with the -cell or -noauth options. For more details, see pts(1).


Assigns the unprivileged identity anonymous to the issuer. For more details, see pts(1).


This command shows the output of each command in the file as if it were run normally.


Here is an example of using pts source in a pts interactive session:

   % echo examine admin > /tmp/commands.txt 
   % pts interactive
   pts> source /tmp/commands.txt
   Name: admin, id: 1, owner: system:administrators, creator: anonymous,
     membership: 2, flags: S----, group quota: 20.
   pts> quit


pts(1), pts_interactive(1), pts_quit(1), pts_sleep(1)


Copyright 2007 Jason Edgecombe <>

This documentation is covered by the BSD License as written in the doc/LICENSE file. This man page was written by Jason Edgecombe for OpenAFS.