How to use command line programs

Command-line programs allow you to perform administrative tasks directly from a UNIX shell or by using a shell script. These programs are installed when you install the Centrify Agent for *NIX, and are installed by default in the following directories:

  • /usr/sbin
  • /usr/bin

You can use the UNIX command-line programs to take action directly on a local UNIX computer, for example to enable or disable auditing manually on a local computer. You can also use these programs to perform administrative or diagnostic tasks when it is more convenient to run them on the UNIX computer than through Audit Manager. For example, you might find it more convenient to view details about the agent configuration or diagnostic information directly on a local computer rather than through Audit Manager or the Agent Control Panel.