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

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