Provided by: zonemaster-cli_1.0.5-1_all bug


       zonemaster-cli - run Zonemaster tests from the command line


           zonemaster-cli --test=delegation --level=debug --no-time
           zonemaster-cli --list_tests


       zonemaster-cli is a command-line interface to the Zonemaster test engine.  It does nothing
       itself except take the instructions the user provides as command line arguments, transform
       them into suitable API calls to the engine, run the requested test and print the resulting
       messages. The messages will be translated by the engine's translation module, and possibly
       have a timestamp and a module name prepended when printed.


       -h -? --usage --help
           Any of these print a rather too long summary of the command line switches, then quits
           the program.

           Prints the versions of this program, the Zonemaster framework and the loaded test

           Specify the minimum level that a message needs to have in order to be printed.  That
           is, messages with this level or higher will be printed. The levels are, in order from
           highest to lowest, CRITICAL, ERROR, WARNING, NOTICE, INFO, DEBUG, DEBUG2 and DEBUG3.
           The lowest two levels show some of the internal workings of the test engine, and are
           probably not useful for ordinary users.

           Specifies which locale to tell the translation system to use. If not given, the
           translation system itself will look at environment variables to try to guess.  If the
           requested translation does not exist, it will fallback to the local locale, and if
           that doesn't exist either to English.

           Print results as JSON instead of human language.

           Stream the results as JSON objects, useful to follow the progress in a machine
           readable way.

           For streaming JSON output, include the translated message of the tag.

       --raw, --no-raw
           Print messages as raw dumps instead of passing them through the translation system.

       --time, --no-time
           Turn the printing of timestamps on or off (default on).

       --show_level, --no-show_level
           Turn the printing of the message severity level on or off (default on).

       --show_module, --no-show_module
           Turn the printing of which module produced a message on or off (default off).

           Provide information about a nameserver, for undelegated tests. The argument must be
           either a domain name and an IP address (v4 or v6) separated by a single slash
           character (/), or only a name, in which case a lookup for A and AAAA records for that
           name will be done in the live global DNS tree and the results of that lookup used.

           This switch can (and probably should) be given multiple times. As long as any of these
           switches are present, their aggregate content will be used as the entirety of the
           parent-side delegation information.

           After the entire test has finished running, write the contents of the accumulated
           packet cache to a file with the given name.

           Before starting the test, prime the packet cache with the contents from the file with
           the given name. The format of the file should be that produced by the save functions.

       --ipv4, --no-ipv4
           Allow or disallow the sending of IPv4 packets (default on).

       --ipv6, --no-ipv6
           Allow or disallow the sending of IPv6 packets (default on).

           Instead of running a test, list all the tests presented by the testing modules.

       --test=MODULE, --test=MODULE/METHOD
           Run only the specified tests. You can either give the name of a testing module, in
           which case that module will be asked to run all its tests, or you can give the name of
           a module followed by a slash and the name of a method in that module. The specified
           method will be called with a zone object as its single argument. It's up to the user
           to make sure that that is the kind of argument the method expects.

           As soon as a message of the given level or higher is logged, terminate the testing

           Load configuration from the file with the given name.

           Load policy information from the file with the given name.

           Provide a DS record for undelegated testing (that is, a test where the delegating
           nameserver information is given via --ns switches). The four pieces of data should be
           in the same format they would have in a zone file.

       --count, --no-count
           After the test run is finished, turn on or off the printing of a summary with the
           numbers of messages of the various levels that were logged during the run (default

       --progress, --no-progress
           Turn on or off the printing of a "spinner" showing that something is happening during
           the test run. The default is to print it if the process' standard output is a TTY, and
           to not print otherwise.

           Specify the character encoding that is used for command line arguments. This will be
           used to convert non-ASCII names to IDNA format, on which the tests will then be run.

           The default value will be taken from the "LC_CTYPE" environment variable if possible,
           and set to UTF-8 if not.


       If there is a readable file .zonemaster/cli.args in the user's home directory, each line
       in that file will be prepended as an argument on the command line. For example, if one
       would like to by default run with the log level set to DEBUG and with translation to
       human-readable messages turned off, one could put this in the config file:


       Any arguments actually given on the command line will override what's in the config file.




       Calle Dybedahl <>