Langue: en

Version: 364799 (ubuntu - 25/10/10)

Section: 8 (Commandes administrateur)


cf-promises - cfengine's promise analyzer


 cf-promises [options]


The promise agent is a validator and analysis tool for configuration files belonging to any of the components of Cfengine. Configurations that make changes must be approved by this validator before being executed. cfengine is a self-healing configuration and change management based system. You can think of 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 cfengine is to create a one or more sets of configuration files which willclassify and describe the setup of every host in a network.


--help, -h
Print the help message
--debug, -d
Set debugging level 0,1,2,3
--verbose, -v
Output verbose information about the behaviour of the agent
--dry-run, -n
All talk and no action mode - make no changes, only inform of promises not kept
--version, -V
Output the version of the software
--file, -f
Specify an alternative input file than the default
--define, -D
Define a list of comma separated classes to be defined at the start of execution
--negate, -N
Define a list of comma separated classes to be undefined at the start of execution
--inform, -I
Print basic information about changes made to the system, i.e. promises repaired
--diagnostic, -x
Activate internal diagnostics (developers only)
--analysis, -a
Perform additional analysis of configuration
--reports, -r
Generate reports about configuration


Mark Burgess and Cfengine AS


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