newtask - create new task or change task or project of  run-
     ning process


     newtask [-c pid |  [-Fl] [command...]]  [ -p project] [-v]


     The newtask command executes the user's default shell  or  a
     specified  command,  placing  the  executed command in a new
     task owned by the  specified  project.  The  user's  default
     shell  is  the  one specified in the passwd database, and is
     determined via getpwnam().

     Alternatively, newtask may be used to change the task of  an
     already  running process. A project may also be specified in
     this  form  of  the  command.  This  may  be  desirable  for
     processes  that are mission critical and cannot be restarted
     in order to put them into a new project.

     In the case that extended accounting is active, the  newtask
     command  may  additionally  cause  the  creation  of  a task
     accounting record marking the completion  of  the  preceding
     system task.


     The following options are supported:

     -c pid
           Changes the task or project of a running process.  The
           invoking  user  must  either  own  the process or have
           super-user privileges.

           If the project is being  changed,  the  process  owner
           must  be  a  member  of  the specified project, or the
           invoking user must have  super-user  privileges.  When
           the project is changed for a running process, its pool
           binding as well as resource controls are  modified  to
           match  the  configuration of the new project. Controls
           not explicitly specified in the project entry will  be

           This  option  is  incompatible  with  the  -F  and  -l

     -F    Creates a finalized task, within which further newtask
           or  settaskid(2)  invocations  would  fail.  Finalized
           tasks may be useful at some sites for simplifying  the
           attribution of resource consumption.

     -l    Changes the environment to what would  be expected  if
           the  user dactually logged in again as a member of the
           new project.

     -p    Changes the project ID of the new task to that associ-
           ated  with  the  given project name. The invoking user
           must be a valid member of the  requested  project,  or
           must  have  super-user  privileges, for the command to
           succeed. If no project name is specified, the new task
           is started in the invoking user's current project.

     -v    Verbose: displays the system task id as the new system
           task is begun.


     The following operands are supported:

           The project to which resource  usage  by  the  created
           task  should be charged. The requested project must be
           defined  in   the   project   databases   defined   in

           The command to be executed as the new task. If no com-
           mand  is given, the user's login shell is invoked. (If
           the login shell is not available, /bin/sh is invoked.)


     Example 1: Creating a new shell

     The following example creates a new shell in the canada pro-
     ject, displaying the task id:

     example$ id -p
     uid=565(gh) gid=10(staff) projid=10(default)
     example$ newtask -v -p canada
     example$ id -p
     uid=565(gh) gid=10(staff) projid=82(canada)

     Example 2: Running the date command

     The following example runs the date command  in  the  russia

     example$ newtask -p russia date
     Tue Aug 31 11:12:10 PDT 1999

     Example 3: Changing the project of an existing process

     The following example changes the project  of  the  existing
     process with a pid of 9999 to russia:

     example$ newtask -c 9999 -p russia


     The following exit values are returned:

     0     Successful execution.

     1     A fatal error occurred during execution.

     2     Invalid command line options were specified.


           Local database containing  valid  project  definitions
           for this machine.

           Process information and control files.


     See attributes(5) for a description of the following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWcsu                     |


     proc(1), id(1M), poolbind(1M), execvp(2),  setrctl(2),  set-
     taskid(2),  setproject(3PROJECT), nsswitch.conf(4), proc(4),
     project(4), attributes(5)

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