Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I've used Mac OS X Server's serveradmin command line interface for Server Admin.app & now Server.app for starting & stopping services, viewing status & settings, and occasionally running what few commands I can find documented on random blogs. There's a lot more that I'd like to do with it, but I can't seem to find a good reference for available commands (e.g. serveradmin command <service>:command = <...>).

The manpage has only a couple examples and, as previously mentioned, I've found a few on various Mac admin blogs, but nothing comprehensive and no mention of how to discover more. Is there a command that will list commands? Are people decompiling the binary and looking for command strings? Or, are people just using what precious few commands have been mentioned by Apple support & engineers?

share|improve this question
1  
Not an answer, but hope it helps: apple.com/server/docs/Command_Line.pdf - search "serveradmin" there and "next" through it for examples of various usage scenarios –  TheCleaner Jan 14 '13 at 16:23

1 Answer 1

up vote 3 down vote accepted

I have not used OSX Server in over a year, but I remember that it was possible to get a command list with serveradmin --help or something like that. Also, at least for 10.6 server (the last real version) and previous, they had a whole book on command line administration in their documentation section.

share|improve this answer
    
@TheCleaner Apple's Command Line Administration book does contain short lists of available serveradmin commands for each service. Thanks! –  morgant Jan 14 '13 at 17:54

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.