IP is the main FIP user interface, but it can also be used in command mode
typically to start and stop processes on startup or via crontab.

Input parameters are
    -a : start this name/group/program/all      default: no
    -i : start this name/group/program/all then start the local group
                            default: no
    -k : stop  this name/group/program/all      default: no
    -R : run this 'command' and exit        default: no
        the default for -R is NOT to display results for 'k' and 'a'
    -z : always display results from 'kill' and 'activate'
    -Z : NEVER  display results from 'kill' and 'activate'
    -C : for one-off commands (-R -a -k), do NOT chk pids first)    default: do
    -h : new hostname for the prompt        default: hostname
        Use this if your System Manager has given your UnixBox
        a name which is too verbose or meaningless.
    -H : force the IP address to use this       default: host address
    -t : the auto check time            default: 60 sec
    -l : logonname for permissions          default: yourlogon
    -u : logonname for permissions          default: yourlogon
    -x : do NOT check if this logon is a FIP shell  default: check
        This should only to be used in extremis as the enviroment
        variables usually differ from the system defaults.
    -d : run as a daemon in background, do not prompt for input,
        Used for SYSTEM checking only       default: no
    -f : hostname to use for the licence check  default: booted name
    -v : print the version no and quit

Use -R to run a single command (exactly the same as you would enter manually)
and then exit. If there is an embedded space or any shell escape characters in
the command to be run, remember to put it all in double quotes :
    /fip/bin/ip -R "w all"

When using 'ip' in a script, (-a, -k, -R and -i) it is good practice to add a
'&' at the end of the command.

Note that if -l logon is used, queues spool, x, saves and log should be set
chmod -R 777 spool x saves log

There is also a weirdo "-N NT hostname -k ipspool" or -a something to turn
things on and off on a remote NT box.

If 'ip' is being used for checking diskspace, tables/sys/DISKSPACE. The syntax
is :
    ; comment line
    (disk)  (percent)   (script with parameters)
    ; eg
    /   40  /fip/local/test.pl  disk=/
    ; /home
    /home   60  /fip/local/test.pl  disk=home
    ; /usr
    /usr    85  /fip/local/test.pl  disk=usr
    ; /var
    /var    60  /fip/local/test.pl  disk=var

If there is a file in tables/sys called MIDNIGHT then it is run by the service
within a few seconds after the change of day. The only commands are 'script:'
; run this at midnight

Version Control
;57s18 26aug99  added -r
    ;a moved -r -> -R and -u is now same as -l and -w{newwait}all
    ;b added -H for force IP address
    ;c allow a/k on NT box with -N
    ;d 09may00 small mod - peek -1 for -r.
    ;e 15aug00 added -Z and -z
    ;f 17oct00 added f1, f2 etc
    ;g 12jun01 check diskspace every minute pls
    ;h 17sep02 redid locking slightly
    ;i 01jan03 MACOSX
    ;j 05dec03 allow seqno change via batch as in "/fip/bin/ip -R 'z SFFIIM 888'"
    ;k 05mar04 cleanup
    ;l-n 17sep04 added filter to tail
    ;o-p 28dec05 added diskspace scripts
    ;q 19jul06 64bit error codes mod
    ;r 03feb07 added -b bin folder
    ;s 26nov08 added -f ;1 added folders to 'w' ;3-5 multiple ipaddresses ;6 for
unix date
        ;7 added -C and Pid file
        ;8-9 1oct11 added micro/widget and midnight
        ;11 14jun12 -R now gives an error exit if unable to kill or activate
        ;12 allow WAIT queues to be parsable
        ;13-14 copy x/SYSTEM to log/saves on kall
        ;15 better hunting for error.h and x/woops !x->!z
        ;16 16aug16 check for the x/IP_DAEMON.FIP first - if -d, replace it !
        ;17 allow seqno to INT_MAX not 999
;056    14may99 zap x/SYSTEM on 'kall'
;055    10apr99 added stat(v)fs as 'u'

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