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NAME

       rancid-run - run rancid for each of the groups

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

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

       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 omitted.

       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 times.

       -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.

ENVIRONMENT

       rancid-run utilizes the following environment variables from rancid.conf(5).

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

       LIST_OF_GROUPS
              List of rancid groups to collect.

       PATH   Search path for utilities.

       TMPDIR Directory to hold temporary files.

ERRORS

       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.

FILES

       $BASEDIR/etc/rancid.conf
              rancid-run configuration file.

SEE ALSO

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

                                          5 October 2006                            rancid-run(1)