The kas help command displays the complete online help entry (short
description and syntax statement) for each command operation code
specified by the -topic argument. If the -topic argument is omitted,
the output includes the first line (name and short description) of the
online help entry for every kas command.
To list every kas command whose name or short description includes a
specified keyword, use the kas apropos command.
-topic <help string>+
Indicates each command for which to display the complete online help
entry. Omit the kas part of the command name, providing only the
operation code (for example, specify setpassword, not kas
setpassword). If this argument is omitted, the output briefly describes
every kas command.
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are
The online help entry for each kas command consists of the following
two or three lines:
The first line names the command and briefly describes its function.
The second line lists aliases for the command, if any.
The final line, which begins with the string "Usage", lists the command's
options in the prescribed order. Online help entries use the same symbols
(for example, brackets) as the reference pages in this document.
The following command displays the online help entry for the kas
% kas help setpassword
kas setpassword: set a user's password
Usage: kas setpassword -name <name of user>
[-new_password <new password>] [-kvno <key version number>]
[-admin_username <admin principal to use for authentication>]
[-password_for_admin <password>] [-cell <cell name>]
[-servers <explicit list of authentication servers>+] [-help]
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