Provided by: cfengine3_3.6.2-4_i386 bug


       cf-monitord - monitoring daemon for CFEngine


       cf-monitord [OPTION]...  [FILE]


       cf-monitord  is  the  monitoring daemon for CFEngine. It samples probes
       defined in policy code and attempts to learn the  normal  system  state
       based  on  current  and  past  observations. Current estimates are made
       available as special variables (e.g. $(mon.av_cpu)) to cf-agent,  which
       may use them to inform policy decisions.


       --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

       --no-lock, -K
              Ignore system lock

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

       --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 process in foreground, not as a daemon

       --histograms, -H
              Ignored for backward compatibility

       --tcpdump, -T
              Interface  with  tcpdump  if  available  to  collect  data about

       --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-monitord 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