The administrative console (or “console”, for the sake of brevity) is
a text only interface to LiveJournal that allows you to perform certain administrative
tasks not accessible anywhere else in your installation. The console, located at the
/admin/console/ of a working LiveJournal
installation, works very similarly to a
or BASH prompt, in that it reads commands and
arguments separated by whitespace.
The first word inputted is the command you would like to perform. Every word after that
is an argument to that command, and whitespace delimits multiple arguments. If an argument
requires a space, such as writing suspension notes, it needs to be wrapped in quotation marks.
If an argument requires spaces and quotation marks, then the quotation marks
can be “escaped” with a leading backslash, like:
an explicit backslash is required when writing an argument in quotation marks, it can be escaped
with a leading backslash, like
Example 25.1. Using the console to suspend a user
To cover all points, here is a typical input line that suspends “username” with a complex suspension note:
suspend username "Indefinite suspension \\ might become \"permanent\" \\ harassment and libel"