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Manual Reference Pages  -  CF-AGENT (8)

NAME

cf-agent - cfengine’s change agent

CONTENTS

Synopsis:
Description:
Command Line Options:
Author
Information

SYNOPSIS:

cf-agent [options]

DESCRIPTION:

The main Cfengine agent is the instigator of change in the system. In that sense it is the most important part of the Cfengine suite.

cfengine is a self-healing configuration and change management based system. You can think of.B cfengine as a very high level language, much higher level than Perl or shell. Asingle statement is called a promise, and compliance can result in many hundreds of filesbeing created, or the permissions of many hundreds offiles being set. The idea of .B cfengine is to create a one or more sets of configuration files which willclassify and describe the setup of every host in a network.

COMMAND LINE OPTIONS:

--bootstrap, -B Bootstrap/repair a cfengine configuration from failsafe file in the WORKDIR else in current directory
--bundlesequence, -b Set or override bundlesequence from command line
--debug, -d Enable debugging output
--define, -D Define a list of comma separated classes to be defined at the start of execution
--diagnostic, -x Do internal diagnostic (developers only) level in optional argument
--dry-run, -n All talk and no action mode - make no changes, only inform of promises not kept
--file, -f Specify an alternative input file than the default
--help, -h Print the help message
--inform, -I Print basic information about changes made to the system, i.e. promises repaired
--negate, -N Define a list of comma separated classes to be undefined at the start of execution
--no-lock, -K Ignore locking constraints during execution (ifelapsed/expireafter) if "too soon" to run
--policy-server, -s Define the server name or IP address of the a policy server (for use with bootstrap)
--verbose, -v Output verbose information about the behaviour of the agent
--version, -V Output the version of the software

AUTHOR

Mark Burgess and CFEngine AS

INFORMATION

Bug reports: http://bug.cfengine.com, .pp Community help: http://forum.cfengine.com Community info: http://www.cfengine.com/pages/community Support services: http://www.cfengine.com This software is Copyright (C) 2008-2013 CFEngine AS.

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