samba-tool command structure

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Wed Sep 7 22:23:38 MDT 2011

On Tue, 2011-08-09 at 13:57 -0400, Giampaolo Lauria wrote:
> Hi,
> I am working on redesigning the samba-tool command to follow the following 
> format:
> samba-tool <object> <action> <parameters> <options>
> With that in mind, I've come up with the following structure for the 
> top-level objects and their actions. Please keep in mind that some of the 
> current action names need to be changed to reflect an action.
> Also, we are thinking of integrating the "provision" command into 
> samba-tool under domain as: samba-tool domain provision
> Your comments are greatly appreciated.

> machine
>         gettime
>         getpassword

I'm sorry to have to get back to you so late, but I've been reviewing
your changes via Amitay 'machine' doesn't make much sense here - it
sounds like it could apply to the local machine, or a remote one, and
isn't clear.  Particularly now that getpassword has (correctly) been
ditched, gettime seems oddly formed.  May I propose instead:

     (and in the future:)
     join (joining a remote server to a domain - samba3 can do this)


Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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