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NAME

       uni - a program to interface with the UniConf configuration system

SYNOPSIS

       uni get KEY [DEFAULT]

       uni set KEY [VALUE]
       uni xset KEY [VALUE]

       uni keys KEY
       uni hkeys KEY
       uni xkeys KEY

       uni dump KEY
       uni hdump KEY
       uni xdump KEY

DESCRIPTION

       UniConf  is  the One True Configuration system that includes all the others because it has
       plugin backends and frontends. Or, less  grandiosely,  it's  a  lightweight,  distributed,
       cacheable tree of strings.

       uni  is  used  to  interface  directly  with  the UniConf system.  It's primary use is for
       diagnostic purposes, but it can be used to add UniConf support to shell scripts.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLE

       UNICONF
              Before using uni, you must tell it which UniConf  moinker  you  wish  to  query  by
              setting this environment variable.

       Monikers  are  used  to  contact  UniConf back-ends, be they a uniconfd server, or a local
       file.  For example, they could be:
           · a filename (ini:/var/lib/app/config.ini),
           · or a network address, (tcp:open.nit.ca:4111).

COMMANDS

       get    Retrieve the VALUE associated with the provided KEY within  the  UniConf  database.
              If a DEFAULT is provided, this will be returned if the KEY has no associated VALUE.

       set    Assign the provided VALUE the the provided KEY.  UniConf provides no guarentee that
              the entry committed throughout the database.  The next “get” command for  this  KEY
              may  not return the most recently “set” value due to caching, or the existance of a
              read-only generator.

       xset   Assign, to the provided KEY, the contents of the standard-input stream.   Use  this
              command to pipe information into the UniConf database.

       keys   List all the sub-keys contained within the provided KEY.

       hkeys  List  all  the sub-keys, recursively, contained within the provided KEY.  Since any
              KEY may contain sub-keys, UniConf provides no guarentee that there are no  circular
              references.

       xkeys  List  all  the  sub-keys  contained  within  the  provided  KEY,  which can contain
              wildcards.  See the WILDCARDS section.

       dump   List all the sub-keys and their values, contained within the provided KEY.

       hdump  List all the sub-keys and their values, recursively, contained within the  provided
              KEY.

       xdump  List  all  the  sub-keys and their values, contained within the provided KEY, which
              can contain wildcards.

WILDCARDS

       A KEY looks just like a normal slash-delimited path.  The root of the UniConf tree  has  a
       KEY named “/”.  Sub-keys can be accessed by names such as “/software/myapp/version”.

       With wildcards, you can access more than one key at a time.

       *      To  access  a  sub-key  within  any  one  level  of  keys, use the asterix like so:
              “/software/*/version”.  This retrieves all keys of “version”  that  are  one  level
              beneath “/software”.

       ...    To   access   a  sub-key  anywhere  beneath  a  key,  use  the  ellipsis  like  so:
              “/.../version”.  This retrieves all keys of “version” that are zero or more  levels
              beneath the root (i.e.  any appearance of “version” within the database.

SEE ALSO

       uniconfd(8)

AUTHORS

       This  software  was written by the hackers at Net Integration Technologies.  Contact us at
       <wvstreams-dev@lists.nit.ca>