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       cf-agent - cfengine's change agent


        cf-agent [options]


       The main Cfengine agent is the instigator of change in the system. In that sense it is the
       most important part of the Cfengine suite.

       cfengine is a self-healing configuration and change management based system. You can think
       of  cfengine  as a very high level language, much higher level than Perl or shell. Asingle
       statement is called a promise, and compliance can result in many  hundreds  of  filesbeing
       created, or the permissions of many hundreds offiles being set. The idea of cfengine is to
       create a one or more sets of configuration files which willclassify and describe the setup
       of every host in a network.


       --bootstrap, -B
              Bootstrap/repair a cfengine configuration from failsafe file in the WORKDIR else in
              current directory

       --bundlesequence, -b
              Set or override bundlesequence from command line

       --debug, -d
              Set debugging level 0,1,2

       --define, -D
              Define a list of comma separated classes to be defined at the start of execution

       --diagnostic, -x
              Do internal diagnostic (developers only) level in optional argument

       --dry-run, -n
              All talk and no action mode - make no changes, only inform of promises not kept

       --file, -f
              Specify an alternative input file than the default

       --help, -h
              Print the help message

       --inform, -I
              Print basic information about changes made to the system, i.e. promises repaired

       --negate, -N
              Define a list of comma separated classes to be undefined at the start of execution

       --no-lock, -K
              Ignore locking constraints during execution (ifelapsed/expireafter) if  "too  soon"
              to run

       --policy-server, -s
              Define  the  server  name  or  IP  address  of  the  a  policy server (for use with

       --verbose, -v
              Output verbose information about the behaviour of the agent

       --version, -V
              Output the version of the software


       Mark Burgess and Cfengine AS


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