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       cf-agent - cfengine’s change agent


        cf-agent [options]


       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 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.


       --bootstrap, -B
              Bootstrap/repair a cfengine configuration from failsafe file  in
              the current directory

       --bundlesequence, -b
              Set or override bundlesequence from command line

       --debug, -d
              Set debugging level 0,1,2

       --define, -D
              Define  a  list  of comma separated classes to be defined at the
              start of execution

       --diagnostic, -x
              Activate internal diagnostics (developers only)

       --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


       Mark Burgess and Cfengine AS


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       This software is Copyright (C) 2008- Cfengine AS.

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