csmod - Conference System moderator’s utility


csmod conference


Csmod is a tool for conference moderators. It requires the name of a conference as a startup argument. Only the Super User or the assigned moderator of the conference can use csmod.

Csmod allows changes to the conference as well as to its topics. The primary command level is for conference-related changes and reports. Commands here are:


Topic changes. Presents a list of topics in the conference from which one must be chosen to perform changes on a topic. Commands at this level are described later.


Moderator change. Allows reassignment of a moderator.


Info file changes. Invokes the editor on the conference’s “info” file in order to create or change it.


Open status change. Changes a conference’s Open status. Open conferences can be joined by all system members. Closed conferences can only gain users when the moderator manually joins them.


Join a user. Selectively joins a user to the conference. This is mostly used with closed conferences.


Unjoin a user. Removes a user from the conference.


Subscriber report. Displays a list of all system users joined to the conference.


Quit csmod.

When making changes to a topic with the <T>opic option, a second command level is invoked. Commands here are:


Topic name change. Renames a topic.


Network changes. Assigns or changes the network e-mail address to which conference postings are sent. A topic with a blank e-mail address is a non-networked topic. This command also allows you to determine if “signature” files should be attached to outgoing messages.


Info file changes. Invokes the editor for the topic’s “info” file in order to create or change it.


Read-Only change. Adjusts the read-only or read-write status for the topic.


Quit topic changes. Returns to the main conference command level.

See Also

cs(C), cs(F), cs.maint(ADM)