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NAME

       cdist - Usable Configuration Management

SYNOPSIS

       cdist [-h] [-d] [-v] [-V] {banner,config,shell} ...

       cdist banner [-h] [-d] [-v]

       cdist config [-h] [-d] [-V] [-c CONF_DIR] [-i MANIFEST] [-p] [-s] host [host ...]

       cdist shell [-h] [-d] [-v] [-s SHELL]

DESCRIPTION

       cdist is the frontend executable to the cdist configuration management. cdist supports
       different subcommands as explained below.

GENERAL

       All commands accept the following options:

       -d, --debug
           Set log level to debug

       -h, --help
           Show the help screen

       -v, --verbose
           Set log level to info, be more verbose

       -V, --version
           Show version and exit

BANNER

       Displays the cdist banner. Useful for printing cdist posters - a must have for every
       office.

CONFIG

       Configure one or more hosts

       -h, --help
           Show the help screen

       -c CONF_DIR, --conf-dir CONF_DIR
           Add a configuration directory. Can be specified multiple times. If configuration
           directories contain conflicting types, explorers or manifests, then the last one found
           is used. Additionally this can also be configured by setting the CDIST_PATH
           environment variable to a colon delimited list of config directories. Directories
           given with the --conf-dir argument have higher precedence over those set through the
           environment variable.

       -i MANIFEST, --initial-manifest MANIFEST
           Path to a cdist manifest or - to read from stdin

       -p, --parallel
           Operate on multiple hosts in parallel

       -s, --sequential
           Operate on multiple hosts sequentially

       --remote-copy REMOTE_COPY
           Command to use for remote copy (should behave like scp)

       --remote-exec REMOTE_EXEC
           Command to use for remote execution (should behave like ssh)

SHELL

       This command allows you to spawn a shell that enables access to the types as commands. It
       can be thought as an "interactive manifest" environment. See below for example usage. Its
       primary use is for debugging type parameters.

       -s/--shell
           Select shell to use, defaults to current shell

EXAMPLES

           # Configure ikq05.ethz.ch with debug enabled
           % cdist config -d ikq05.ethz.ch

           # Configure hosts in parallel and use a different configuration directory
           % cdist config -c ~/p/cdist-nutzung \
               -p ikq02.ethz.ch ikq03.ethz.ch ikq04.ethz.ch

           # Use custom remote exec / copy commands
           % cdist config --remote-exec /path/to/my/remote/exec \
               --remote-copy /path/to/my/remote/copy \
               -p ikq02.ethz.ch ikq03.ethz.ch ikq04.ethz.ch

           # Display banner
           cdist banner

           # Show help
           % cdist --help

           # Show Version
           % cdist --version

           # Enter a shell that has access to emulated types
           % cdist shell
           % __git
           usage: __git --source SOURCE [--state STATE] [--branch BRANCH]
                        [--group GROUP] [--owner OWNER] [--mode MODE] object_id

ENVIRONMENT

       TMPDIR, TEMP, TMP
           Setup the base directory for the temporary directory. See
           http://docs.python.org/py3k/library/tempfile.html for more information. This is rather
           useful, if the standard directory used does not allow executables.

       CDIST_LOCAL_SHELL
           Selects shell for local script execution, defaults to /bin/sh

       CDIST_REMOTE_SHELL
           Selects shell for remote scirpt execution, defaults to /bin/sh

EXIT STATUS

       The following exit values shall be returned:

       0
           Successful completion

       1
           One or more host configurations failed

SEE ALSO

       ·   cdist(7)

       ·   cdist-reference(7)

COPYING

       Copyright (C) 2011-2013 Nico Schottelius. Free use of this software is granted under the
       terms of the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3).

AUTHOR

       Nico Schottelius <nico-cdist--@--schottelius.org>
           Author.

                                            04/07/2016                                   CDIST(1)