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FMS 12 OS X Command Line DISCONNECT Bug

Question asked by tduell_1 on Apr 9, 2013


FMS 12 OS X Command Line DISCONNECT Bug


FileMaker Server



Operating system version

OS X 10.8.2

Description of the issue

Trying to use the Terminal command line to control FileMaker Server. Specifically using:

fmsadmin DISCONNECT -fy -uXXX -pXXX

X is hidden for security reasons. It's obviously the user name and password for our FMS installation.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Using this command line returns the fmsadmin HELP information for the DISCONNECT code. I even logged into a database on the server to make sure it would actually disconnect me. According to the documentation if I did not supply the user ID it would disconnect all users. When I check my user ID (3) I tried

fmssadmin DISCONNECT 3 -fy -uXXX -pXXX

That didn't work either

Expected result

The expected result would be a list of all the users kicked out of the database(s).

Actual result

The fmsadmin HELP DISCONNECT information is displayed instead.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

    fmsadmin is the command line tool to administer the Database Server
    component of FileMaker Server installed on the local machine.

    You can script many tasks with fmsadmin by using a scripting language
    that allows execution of shell or terminal commands.

    fmsadmin HELP COMMANDS
       Lists available commands

    fmsadmin HELP [COMMAND]
       Displays help on the specified COMMAND

    fmsadmin HELP OPTIONS
       Lists available options

Also see "Command line reference" in FileMaker Server Help:

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