help — display help for individual commands or display all available commands
help [ --list | command ]
The help command displays a list of available commands on the product. If you specify a command name, the help command displays help for that command.
The help for commands is presented in Linux man page format. These help pages use the following Linux man page conventions. Do not type the brackets, parenthesis, or pipe symbol when you run a command.
The options and the arguments that are listed within square brackets are optional. The options and the arguments that are not listed within square brackets are required.
The options and the arguments that are listed within parenthesis are required but are mutually exclusive. A pipe symbol separates the mutually exclusive options or arguments.
The pipe symbol indicates the options or arguments that are mutually exclusive. For example [ -e pattern | -f file ] means that you can specify -e pattern or -f file, but not both.
Text that is italic, colored, or underlined indicates that you should substitute that text with specific text. When you type help command, the terminal or terminal software that you use to access the command line determines how this text appears. When you view help pages in a PDF or in the online help, this type of text is italic.
Some command options are available in long and short versions. The long version and short version produce the same behavior. Use whichever version is most convenient for you. In the OPTIONS section, these options are displayed with the long version first, followed by a comma, and then the short version. The long version is preceded with two dashes and the short version is preceded with one dash. Some options have required parameters that you specify after the option, like a log level or IP address.
The help pages contain the following sections:
A description of the options and arguments available for the command.
General information about the command.
Options that you can use to control the behavior of a command. Options always begin with one or two dashes, such as -s or --status. If an option is listed in square brackets in the synopsis, the options are optional. If not, the option is required.
Some options have arguments. For example, --log level. Square brackets indicate optional arguments.
Not all commands have options.
Some commands require arguments. Arguments are names of files, host names, IP addresses, and so on that you specify to control the behavior of the command. Not all commands have arguments.
The EXAMPLES section provides sample command usage. Not all commands have examples.
The SEE ALSO section lists related commands. Not all commands have see also references.
Use the following commands to navigate through the help pages:
Configures the agent that connects hosts to the Control Center
Standard Linux command to view a file
Configures the logging and network access to the Control Center
A standard Linux command to clear the screen
Back up the Control Center database
Restores the Brightmail databases to an appliance from previously created backups on the appliance or from remote locations with FTP, SCP, and HTTP
Clear logs, configuration information, and data
Generate diagnostics package
Control the local DNS cache
Enable, disable, or check FIPS mode
A standard Linux command to search in files for text or a regular expression
Display help for individual commands or display all available commands
A standard Linux command to configure network interfaces
A standard Linux command to display CPU and device load
Retrieve information about addresses in use by Symantec Messaging Gateway
A standard Linux command to query an LDAP directory
Display the file names of all files that certain commands can act on
List, backup, or restore Message Audit Logs
Query Message Audit Logs
View and record information about Brightmail-specific processes
A standard Linux command to page through a text file
Control the MTA processes and backup and restore mail queues
Network diagnostic tool that combines functionality similar to traceroute and ping
A standard Linux command to view network connections
A standard Linux command to query DNS servers
Change your administrative password
A standard Linux command to test for a response from a remote computer
Test the transfer of data between the issuing machine and the given IPv6 host name or IP address
A standard Linux command
Reboot the appliance
A standard Linux command to show and manipulate the IP routing table
Manage and repair the RPM database
A standard Linux command to start or stop services
Display system information
Shut down the appliance without rebooting
Configure which addresses can SSH to the appliance
A standard Linux command to view the end of a file
A standard Linux command to connect to a remote computer
A standard Linux command to view the path that network packets take
Trace the network route to the given host name or IPv6 address
Update the appliance software
In Symantec Brightmail Gateway version 9.0, some commands that existed in version 8.0 and previous versions were renamed, incorporated into other commands, or removed. The following commands were changed in version 9.0:
Replaced with agent-config.
Replaced with delete. In version 9.0, the clear command clears the screen.
Part of diagnostics.
Replaced with show --date.
Replaced with delete cores.
The functionality of the dn-normalize command is not available in version 9.0.
Replaced with show --eula.
Replaced with cc-config http.
Replaced with update install.
Replaced with list.
Replaced with monitor mta.
Replaced with password.
Replaced with mta-control pause-mode.
Replaced with rpmdb --repair.
Replaced with delete files.
Replaced with cc-config port-443.
Replaced with sshd-config.
Replaced with sshd-config --version.
Replaced with show --info.
Replaced with monitor system.
The functionality of the tls-ca-cert-control command is not available in version 9.0.
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This will clear the history and restart the chat.