Provided by: cfengine3_3.6.2-4_i386 bug


       cf-execd - scheduling daemon for cf-agent


       cf-execd [OPTION]...  [FILE]


       cf-execd  is  the  scheduling  daemon  for  cf-agent.  It runs cf-agent
       locally according to a schedule  specified  in  policy  code  (executor
       control  body).  After  a  cf-agent  run is completed, cf-execd gathers
       output from cf-agent, and may be configured to email the  output  to  a
       specified  address.  It may also be configured to splay (randomize) the
       execution schedule to  prevent  synchronized  cf-agent  runs  across  a


       --help, -h
              Print the help message

       --debug, -d
              Enable debugging output

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

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

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

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

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

       --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

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

       --diagnostic, -x
              Activate internal diagnostics (developers only)

       --no-fork, -F
              Run as a foreground processes (do not fork)

       --once, -O
              Run once and then exit (implies no-fork)

       --no-winsrv, -W
              Do not run as a service on windows - use this when running  from
              a command shell (CFEngine Nova only)

       --ld-library-path, -L
              Set the internal value of LD_LIBRARY_PATH for child processes

       --legacy-output, -l
              Use legacy output format

       --color, -C
              Enable  colorized  output.  Possible  values:  'always', 'auto',
              'never'. If option is used, the default value is 'auto'


       CFEngine provides automated  configuration  management  of  large-scale
       computer systems. A system administrator describes the desired state of
       a system using CFEngine policy code. The program cf-agent reads  policy
       code  and  attempts  to  bring  the current system state to the desired
       state described. Policy code is  downloaded  by  cf-agent  from  a  cf-
       serverd daemon. The daemon cf-execd is responsible for running cf-agent
       Documentation      for       CFEngine       is       available       at


       CFEngine  is  built on principles from promise theory, proposed by Mark
       Burgess in 2004. Promise theory is a  model  of  voluntary  cooperation
       between  individual,  autonomous  actors  or  agents  who publish their
       intentions to one another in the form  of  promises.  A  promise  is  a
       declaration  of  intent  whose  purpose  is to increase the recipient's
       certainty about a claim of past, present or  future  behaviour.  For  a
       promise  to  increase  certainty,  the  recipient  needs  to  trust the
       promiser, but trust can also be built on the verification that previous
       promises have been kept, thus trust plays a symbiotic relationship with
       For    an    introduction    to    promise    theory,    please     see


       cf-execd is part of CFEngine.
       Binary packages may be downloaded from
       The source code is available at


       Please see the public bug-tracker at
       GitHub        pull-requests       may       be       submitted       to


       cf-promises(8),   cf-agent(8),    cf-serverd(8),    cf-execd(8),    cf-
       monitord(8), cf-runagent(8), cf-key(8)


       Mark Burgess and CFEngine AS