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       ocsinventory-agent - Unified client for OCS-Inventory


       ocsinventory-agent-fhilpruw ] [ --server server | --local /tmp ]...


           % ocsinventory-agent --server localhost
           # send an inventory to the OCS server

           % ocsinventory-agent --server http://localhost/ocsinventory2
           # send an inventory over http to a server with a non standard
           # virtual directory

           % ocsinventory-agent --server https://localhost/ocsinventory
           # send an inventory over https to the OCS server

           % ocsinventory-agent --local /tmp
           # write an inventory in the /tmp directory

           % ocsinventory-agent --server localhost --user=toto --password=pw --realm="Restricted Area"
           # send a report to a server protected by a basic authentication
           % ocsinventory-agent --lazy
           # send an inventory only if the a random delay between 0 and PROLOG_FREQ had been run over.

           % ocsinventory-agent --delaytime 60 -d
           # If NO PROLOG_FREQ has been preset, pick a time between execution and --delaytime for the agent to contact the server [default is 3600 seconds]


       ocsinventory-agent creates inventory and send or write them. This agent is the successor
       of the former linux_agent which was released with OCS 1.01 and prior. It also replaces the
       Solaris/AIX/BSD unofficial agents. The detailed list of supported Operating System is
       available in the Wiki.



       Most of the options are available in a short form and a long form.  For example, the two
       lines below are all equivalent:

           % ocsinventory-agent -s localhost
           % ocsinventory-agent --server localhost

           Time before OCS kills modules processing which don't end before the timeout.

           Indicate the place where the agent should store its files.

       -d, --daemon
           Launch ocsinventory-agent in background. Proc::Daemon is needed.

           Turn the debug mode on.

           This option is designed for backend module developer. With it enabled, ocsinventry-
           agent won't try to load the Backend module installed on the system. Instead it will
           scan the ./lib directory.

           This option defaults to waiting a random() time between 0 and 3600 before initially
           contacting the server assuming NO PROLOG_FREQ has been set. Once PROLOG_FREQ has been
           set, it uses that number at the top end of it's random setting. Useful for pre-setting
           a deployed agent's initial start time (so you don't jam the server all at once, but
           don't have to wait an hour to make sure the deployment worked).

       -f, --force
           The agent will first contact the server during the PROLOG period. If the server
           doesn't know the machine or has outdated information, it will ask for an inventory.
           With this option, the agent doesn't run the PROLOG with the server first but directly
           sends an inventory.

       -i, --info
           Turn the verbose mode on. The flag is ignored if --debug is enable.

           Do not contact the server more than one time during the PROLOG_FREQ and do an exit if
           there is nothing to do. Useful if you want to start the agent script regulary from the
           crontab but don't want to overload the server.

       -l, --local=DIR
           Write an inventory in the DIR directory. A new file will be created if needed.

           Log message in FILE and turn off STDERR

       -p, --password=PASSWORD
           Use PASSWORD for an HTTP identification with the server.

       -P, --proxy=PROXY
           Use PROXY to specify a proxy HTTP server. By default, the agent uses HTTP_PROXY
           environment variable.

       -r, --realm=REALM
           Use REALM for an HTTP identification with the server. For example, the value can be
           'Restricted Area'. You can find it in the login popup of your Internet browser.

       -s, --server=URI
           The uri of the server. If URI doesn't start with http:// or https://, the assume the
           parameter is a hostname and rewrite it like that:

               % http://servername/ocsinventory

           If you want to use https or another virtual directory you need to enter the full path.

           --server is ignored if --local is in use.

           Print the inventory on stdout.

               % ocsinventory-agent --stdout > /tmp/report.xml
               # prepare an inventory and write it in the /tmp/report.xml file.
               # A file will be created.

           Authorized OCS to scan home directories to increase the Virtual Machine inventory.
           WARNING: beware with user privacy by using this option because it may encounter
           private data scans (even if it's not designed for !).

           Check SSL communications using a certificate.  Set to 0 if you want to disable
           certificate check or 1 to enable (needs CA certificate path in this case) . Default is
           set to 1.

           Path to CA certificate chain file in PEM format, for server SSL certificate
           validation.  Set to <your server configuration directory>/cacert.pem by default.

           Mark the machine with the TAG tag. Once the initial inventory is accepted by the
           server this value is ignored and you've to change the information directly on the
           server. The server do so in order to centralize the administration of the machine.

       -u USER, --user=USER
           Use USER for the server authentication.

           Print the version and exit.

       -w DURATION, --wait=DURATION
           Wait before initializing the connexion with the server. If DURATION equal server the
           agent will use the PROLOG_FREQ of the server to determine the duration of this
           periode. Exactly like it would had done if it was in --daemon mode.  Else if duration
           is a numerical value, it will be used directly.

               % ocsinventory-agent --wait 5 --server localhost

           Do not inventory the software installed on the machine. --nosoft also works but is

           Deactivate local mode even if it is set in config file or command line


       The agent try to initialize the settings from the ocsinventory-agent.cfg config file.

       It looks for the file in these directories:



       The maintainer is Guillaume PROTET <>

       Please read the AUTHORS, Changes and THANKS files to see who is behind OCS Inventory


       OCS-Inventory website,

       LaunchPad project page,


       and wiki


       Please, use the forum as much as possible. You can open your own bug tickets.  Patches are
       welcome. You can also use LaunchPad bugtracker or push your Bazaar branch on LaunchPad and
       do a merge request.


       Copyright (C) 2006-2016 OCS Inventory contributors

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        but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
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