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System Manager's Toolbox
The System Manager's Toolbox is a collection of utilities distributed by Resource 3000. If you are a system manager, there are tools listed below that you will use on a regular basis and wonder how you ever managed without them.

· ACAP
A program to alter the capabilities and other attributes of both NM and CM program files. It will also display informational messages identifying "abnormal" capabilities, i.e. NMSTACK=0. Almost any program file attribute can be altered or viewed, including the status of the OCT flag for compatibility mode programs.

· BETIMES
Allows you to change the current date or time without rebooting. For MPE/iX versions 5.0 and later, BETIMES uses the MPE/iX command SETCLOCK. One might think that the SETCLOCK command supercedes BETIMES. However, BETIMES is more idiot-proof and contains a number of functions that make various time/date changes easier.

· BLAZE
A file management tool using a terminal windows interface (Wingspan) to perform file management operations on filesets. It operates like a point and shoot interface to MPE/iX, similar to Windows 3.x File Manager or Windows 95 Explorer. BLAZE also has an interface to MAGNET for constructing file sets based upon content.

· CASPER
A replacement for the late, lamented HP SPOOK.

· ETC
Displays information about in-use files, including estimated time until EOF is reached (for serially accessed files).

· GRANT
A "god" program.

· KLONDIKE
Fetches files into memory, fast. Can freeze files into memory, and can count the number of pages of a file in memory.

· KNOCKOUT
A "bouncer" for idle sessions. With rule-based description of how long various kinds of users can be idle before being bounced.

· MAGNET
An MPE/iX-style "grep"...fast method of searching groups of files for text. Handles ASCII flat files and QEDIT files by index. Other non-PRIV files can also be specified. Includes a windowed interface version.

· MODA
Utility to create/modify accounts, users, and groups. Has ability to clone account structures or put them into sync.

· PAGES
Provides an exhaustive analysis of memory use at any point in time. Can be used over a period of time under different load conditions to help determine whether adding memory would improve system performance.

· REDWOOD
System log file analyzer, specializing in reporting on "file close" records.

· REP
A fast file (and IMAGE database) copier. Has ability to put files onto specific LDEVs, and to make them a single extent.

· SHOT
Performance tool that does *NOT* use the Measurement Interface (MI). As a result, SHOT starts up quickly and has little impact on system performance, unlike the MI-based tools! SHOT's KILL command can be used to kill individual processes.

· TINDEX
A Tape Index program. TINDEX reports the contents of NM STORE tapes, CM STORE tapes, TAR tapes, SLT tapes, MPE/iX Dump tapes, classic Dump tapes, and a few more. Also has limited support for Unix TAR tapes. TINDEX automatically deduces the type of tape. Combines the functionality of old CM VALIDATE with NM VSTORE and adds a whole lot more.

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