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       xt-create-config - Create a Xen configuration file for a new guest


         xt-create-config [options]

         Filename Options:

           --output     Specify the output directory to use.
           --extension  Specify the file extension to use.

         General Options:

           --admins     Specify some administrator accounts which should be
                       created for use by the xen-shell.

           --template   Specify the template file to use when creating the
                       Xen configuration file.

         Help Options:

          --help        Show this scripts help information.
          --manual      Read this scripts manual.
          --version     Show the version number and exit.

         Debugging Options:

          --verbose  Be verbose in our execution.

         All other options from xen-create-image, such as the new IP address(es)
        to give to the new instance, will be passed as environmental variables.


         This script is invoked by xen-create-image after it has created and
        customised a new Xen guest.  It is responsible for creating the
        configuration file which Xen will use to start the instance.

         The configuration file will be created in the directory /etc/xen using
        a template file to determine how the configuration file should be

         By default the script will use /etc/xen-tools/xm.tmpl as its input.


         This script will be invoked by the xen-create-image script, rather than

         This is because it will expect to receive the values to insert into the
        output template in as environmental variables.

         You could execute it manually via a long command line, but that is
        error-prone and probably not useful:

 ip= ... xm-create-xen-config \
            --output=/etc/xen --template=/etc/xen-tools/xm.tmpl


         This script will be invoked with a full copy of the arguments from
        xen-create-image in its environment, along with several command line

         This has several implications for customization.  If you wish to
        setup a new variable in the output template such as "foo=bar" you
        could update the script to include "${foo}", then invoke
        xen-create-image with this environmental variable set.

            $ foo=bar xen-create-image ...

         The environment will be duplicated/inheritted by this script when
        it is executed, and your variable will be included in the output file.

         For details on the template file syntax please see the documentation
        for the "Text::Template" perl module.   (If you have the perldoc
        package installed you can read this with "perldoc Text::Template".)


        Steve Kemp,
        Axel Beckert,
        StA~Xphane Jourdois


       Copyright (c) 2005-2009 by Steve Kemp, (c) 2010 by The Xen-Tools Development Team. All
       rights reserved.

       This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.  The LICENSE file contains the full text of the license.