lart (1m) manual page



lart – Luser Attitude Readjustment Tool – use a lart to adjust lusers’ attitudes


lart [ –use tool ] [ –bBfFgklp ] <lusername>


lart adjusts the attitudes of those pesky, clueless people who rely upon their admins for everything from picking their mice off of the floor to turning on their monitors; namely, the luser(8). Running lart with the appropriate arguments will cause the specified luser to run away screaming in agony. Alternatively, you can make the luser buy you a beer, after killing all of their processes.


-use tool

Choose your weapon. If this option is not specified, the enviroment variable LART is used. If neither is set, a default value will be used, which is set at compile time


Used to increase the size of your lart


The BOFH option. Removes all user files and kills all their processes. If used in conjunction with -p this will also cause syslog to make entries proving that

<lusername> was the second gunman behind the grassy knoll


Only fake luser’s attitude readjustment session. Provided primarily for testing purposes. Mutually exclusive with -B


fsck <lusername> as a raw device. Note that this option has not been tested, as it is rather difficult to find volunteers


Graphic violence. Uses curses to monitor <lusername> during the beating.


Kill. A rather permanent option, and as such is not highly recommended. Can only be invoked once per <lusername>


See -B


sysadmin(1), guru(8), luser(8)


Written by Tim Bandy <>

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