The bos getdate command displays the time stamps on the current
version," .BAK" version (if any) and ".OLD" version (if any) of each
binary file named by the -file argument. (The BOS Server automatically
creates ".BAK" and ".OLD" versions when new binaries are installed with
the bos install command.) The files must reside in the /usr/lib/openafs
directory on the server machine named by the -server argument unless
the -dir argument indicates an alternate directory.
To revert to the ".BAK" version of a binary, use the bos uninstall
command. To remove obsolete binary files from the /usr/lib/openafs
directory, use the bos prune command.
-server <machine name>
Indicates the server machine from which to list binary files. Identify
the machine by IP address or its host name (either fully-qualified or
abbreviated unambiguously). For details, see bos(8).
All server machines of the same AFS system type show the same timestamps
if the binaries were installed properly on the binary distribution machine
for this machine's system type, and if all other machines of that type are
running the appropriate "upclientbin" process.
-file <files to check>+
Names each binary file to list.
-dir <destination dir>
Specifies the complete pathname of the local disk directory containing
each file named by the -file argument. It is necessary only if the
files are not in the /usr/lib/openafs directory.
-cell <cell name>
Names the cell in which to run the command. Do not combine this argument
with the -localauth flag. For more details, see bos(8).
Assigns the unprivileged identity "anonymous" to the issuer. Do not
combine this flag with the -localauth flag. For more details, see
Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local
/etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file. The bos command interpreter presents the
ticket to the BOS Server during mutual authentication. Do not combine this
flag with the -cell or -noauth options. For more details, see
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are
For each file specified with the -file argument, the output displays the
time stamp on the current (unmarked), ".BAK", and ".OLD" version. The
output explicitly reports that a version does not exist, rather than
simply omitting it.
The following command examines the time stamps on the files with basename
"kaserver" on the machine "fs2.abc.com":
% bos getdate -server fs2.abc.com -file kaserver
File /usr/lib/openafs/kaserver dated Mon Jan 4 10:00:36 1999.
.BAK file dated Wed Dec 9 18:55:04 1998, no .OLD file.
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