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NAME

       kdb-check - Perform internal checks

SYNOPSIS

       kdb check [<plugin>]

DESCRIPTION

       This command is used to perform checks on the key database or an Elektra plugin.

       Where the option argument, plugin is the plugin that a user wants to check.
       Use -c to pass options to that plugin.
       If no plugin argument is provided a check will be performed on the key database itself.
       Special values are returned upon exit to represent the outcome of a check.

OPTIONS

       -H, --help
              Show the man page.

       -V, --version
              Print version info.

       -f, --force
              The  user  can also use this tool to perform write tests. Please note that this can
              result in configuration files being changed!

       -v, --verbose
              Explain what is happening.

       -c, --plugins-config
              Add a plugin configuration.

RETURN VALUES

       Their are two different types of checks, a check on a plugin (by specifying the name of  a
       plugin as an argument) or a check on the key database itself.

       The outcome of a check on the key database is returned as an exit status.
       This integer represents an 8-bit pattern.
       Each bit represents a specific outcome as described below:

       0      No errors (no output)

       Bit 1  Warning on opening the key database.

       Bit 2  Error on opening the key database.

       Bit 3  Warning on getting the value of a key.

       Bit 4  Error on getting the value of a key.

       Bit 5  Warning on setting the value of a key. (only checked when -f is used)

       Bit 6  Error on setting the value of a key (only checked when -f is used)

       Bit 7  Warning on closing the key database.

       Bit 8  Error on closing the key database.

       So  if  the  following  number  was  returned  9  the user could figure out more detail by
       considering the bits: 00001001
       The user would know that their was a warning on open and an error on get.

       If a plugin name is given, checks will only be done on the given plugin.
       The returned values for a check on a plugin are returned as much simpler numbers.

       Return values on plugin checking:

       0      Everything ok. (no output)

       1      No such plugin found or plugin could not be opened.

       2      Plugin did not pass checks.

       3      Plugin has warnings.

       Please report any output caused by official plugins to http://git.libelektra.org/issues.

       Since the error code is a return value, it is not automatically displayed to the shell.
       If the user wants to have the value printed, they  must  do  so  manually  (by  running  a
       command such as echo $?.

EXAMPLES

       To check the Key Database:
       kdb check

       To check the Key Database and then print the result:
       kdb check
       followed by:
       echo $?

       To check the Key Database including write checks:
       kdb check -f
       Note that this type of check may change configuration files.

       To check the line plugin:
       kdb check line

SEE ALSO

       ·   For an introductions into plugins, read elektra-plugins(7) elektra-plugins.md.

       ·   To list all plugins use kdb-list(1) kdb-list.md.

       ·   For information on a plugin use kdb-info(1) kdb-info.md.

                                            July 2017                                KDB-CHECK(1)