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       rancid-run - run rancid for each of the groups


       rancid-run                                                         [-V]
       [-f rancid.conf] [-f rancid.conf] [-m mail_rcpt] [-r device_name] [group
       [group ...]]


       rancid-run  is  a  sh(1)  script  to  run rancid(1) for a set of rancid

       rancid-run  reads  rancid.conf(5)  to  configure  itself,   then   uses
       control_rancid(1)  to  run rancid(1) for each rancid group.  The set of
       rancid groups can either be provided as command-line arguments  or  via
       the LIST_OF_GROUPS variable in rancid.conf(5), if the group argument is

       A lock file is maintained per-group to prevent simultaneous runs for  a
       given   group   by   rancid-run(1).    The  lock  file  will  be  named
       .<group>.run.lock and will be located in /var/lib/rancid.

       A log file  is  produced  under  $LOGDIR/logs  for  each  rancid  group
       processed.   The  file name will be <group>.YYYYMMDD.HHMMSS (year month
       day . hour minute second).

       rancid-run is normally used to run rancid from cron(8).  For example:

                 0 * * * *      /usr/local/rancid/bin/rancid-run

       The command-line options are as follows:

       -V     Prints package name and version strings.

       -f rancid.conf
              Specify an alternate configuration file.

       -m mail_rcpt
              Specify  the  recipient  of  diff  mail,   which   is   normally
              rancid-<group>.   The argument may be a single address, multiple
              comma separated addresses,  or  -m  may  be  specified  multiple

       -r device_name
              Run rancid for a single device, device_name.  device_name should
              be name, as it appears in a group's router.db.  The device  must
              be  marked  "up".   If  a group is not specified on the command-
              line, rancid  will  be  run  against  any  group  in  which  the
              device_name appears.

              The -r option alters the subject line of the diff mail.  It will
              begin with <group name>/<device name> rather than just the group
              name alone.


       rancid-run   utilizes   the   following   environment   variables  from

              Location  of  group  directories,  etc.   This  is  set  to  the
              "localstatedir" by the configure script at installation time.

              List of rancid groups to collect.

       PATH   Search path for utilities.

       TMPDIR Directory to hold temporary files.


       If  rancid  fails  to  run  or  collect  a  device's configuration, the
       particular group's log file (mentioned above) should be consulted.  Any
       errors  produced  by the revision control system (CVS or Subversion) or
       any of the rancid scripts should be included there, whether they  be  a
       botched  cvs  tree,  login authentication failure, rancid configuration
       error, etc.  If the log file produces no clues, the next debugging step
       should  be  run  the  commands manually.  For example, can the user who
       runs rancid login to the device with 'clogin hostname', and so on.


              rancid-run configuration file.


       control_rancid(1), rancid.conf(5), router.db(5)

                                5 October 2006                   rancid-run(1)