Manual Reference Pages - NORMALITY (5)
normality - definition of what types of normalities different users may have.
Warnings And Bugs
normality configuration file has a rather simple syntax, as shown in the diagram
in the next section. Some things to remember is that the
normality files influence is inversely proportional to the users cluefulness
and that, in certain cirumstances, modification of the
normality file can and will be considered immoral.
<normality file> := <normality file> <line> |
<line> := <normality type> : <userlist> |
<normality type> ! <userlist> |
<normality type> = <normality tags> |
<normality type> := [A-Z][a-zA-Z0-9]+
<userlist> := <username> , <userlist> ;0 |
<normality tags> := <normality tag> , <normality tags> ;0 |
<normality tag> ;0
<normality tag> := marriage |
<comment> := # .* 0
It is expected that you specify all normality types before you start
assigning (or disassigning) users to (or from) them. That is so the
system can do an easier consistency check of the specification.
Lets say that we have a system with three normality types, foo,
bar and gazonk and two users, cucumber and
Now, a line like "foo! onion;" would exclude
onion from having any of the real-life things specified by the
foo type, even if that (or those) things appear in
another normality type. So, the disallow syntax overrides the allow
syntax (specified by "<type>: <username>...").
There is always an implicit type named all, that contains
all normality tags.
For all system administrators, you have an implicit rule, "all!
# Normality file for a sad system
# Our users are onion, cucumber, jdoe, jrl and washu
animetype= love-relation, nice-job, friends, spare-time;
notworst= love-relation, nice-job, friends;
# All normality types we will use are declared
# Now lets do the magic stuff...
all: jdoe, jrl;
# Now, this is fairly easy, OK?
WARNINGS AND BUGS
This file messes with the real world, so a bit of caution is
recommended. Newer versions of the chastise(3) library function
modifies this file on-the-fly.
Has a tendecy to create small discontinuities in the velvet of reality
whenever there are syntax errors in the normality file.
This sick idea was put down in *roff format by Ingvar Mattsson, as a
contribution to the
alt.sysadmin.recovery man page collection.
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