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       reclass - command-line interface


       reclass --help
       reclass [options] --inventory
       reclass [options] --nodeinfo=NODENAME


       reclass  is an "external node classifier" (ENC) as can be used with automation tools, such
       as Puppet, Salt, and Ansible. It is also a  stand-alone  tool  for  merging  data  sources

       The purpose of an ENC is to allow a system administrator to maintain an inventory of nodes
       to be managed, completely separately  from  the  configuration  of  the  automation  tool.
       Usually,  the  external  node  classifier  completely replaces the tool-specific inventory
       (such as site.pp for Puppet, ext_pillar/master_tops for Salt, or /etc/ansible/hosts).

       With respect to the configuration management tool, the ENC then fulfills two jobs:

       · it provides information about groups of nodes and group memberships

       · it gives access to node-specific information, such as variables

       reclass allows you to define your nodes through class inheritance, while  always  able  to
       override  details  further  up the tree (i.e. in more specific nodes). Think of classes as
       feature sets, as commonalities between nodes, or as tags. Add to that the ability to  nest
       classes  (multiple  inheritance  is  allowed,  well-defined,  and encouraged), and you can
       assemble your infrastructure from smaller bits, eliminating duplication and  exposing  all
       important  parameters to a single location, logically organised. And if that isn't enough,
       reclass lets you reference other parameters  in  the  very  hierarchy  you  are  currently

       reclass will be used indirectly through adapters most of the time. However, there exists a
       command-line interface that allows querying the database. This manual page describes  this


       Please see the output of reclass --help for the default values of these options:

   Database options
       -s, --storage-type
              The type of storage backend to use

       -b, --inventory-base-uri
              The base URI to prepend to nodes and classes

       -u, --nodes-uri
              The URI to the nodes storage

       -c, --classes-uri
              The URI to the classes storage

   Output options
       -o, --output
              The output format to use (yaml or json)

       -y, --pretty-print
              Try to make the output prettier

       -i, --inventory
              Output the entire inventory

       -n, --nodeinfo
              Output information for a specific node

       -h, --help
              Help output

              Display version number


       Please visit for more information about reclass.

       The documentation is also available from the ./doc subtree in the source checkout, or from


       martin f. krafft


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