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       sos.conf - sosreport configuration


       sosreport  uses  a  configuration  file at /etc/sos/sos.conf, and there are subdirectories
       under /etc/sos that are used for specific purposes.

       Note that non-root users may override options set in /etc/sos/sos.conf by  creating  their
       own sos.conf under $HOME/.config/sos.

       The order in which options are loaded is as follows:

         1. System configuration file at /etc/sos/sos.conf
         2. User-specific configuration file at $HOME/.config/sos/sos.conf (for sos
            components that support non-root)
         3. In the case of running sos report, presets either automatically loaded
            due to system configuration, or specified via --preset
         4. Command line values

       In  other  words,  config files will override defaults, presets override config files, and
       command line values override presets and config files.


       The following subdirectories exist under /etc/sos and are used as noted below

              This directory is used to store configuration files used by the sos_extras plugin.

              The plugin traverses this directory and for each file there it executes commands or
              collects files optionally with sizelimit.

              Expected content of an extras file is as follows:
                  - empty lines or those starting with '#' are ignored
                  - add_copy_spec called to lines starting by ':', optionally followed by
                  - otherwise, whole line will be executed as a command.
                  command1 --arg1 val1
                  :/path/to/files* sizelimit

                  WARNING: be careful what files to collect or what commands to execute:
                  - avoid calling potentially dangerous or system altering commands, like:
                    - using multiple commands on a line (via pipes, semicolon etc.)
                    - executing commands on background
                    - setting env.variables (as those will be ignored)
                    - altering a system (not only by "rm -rf")
                  - be aware, no secret obfuscation is made

              This directory is used to store host group configuration files for sos collect.

              These files can specify any/all of the primary, nodes, and cluster-type options.

              Users may create their own private host groups in $HOME/.config/sos/groups.d/. If a
              host group of the same name is saved in both the user's homedir and this directory,
              the  homedir  configuration  file  will  have precedence. When run as non-root, sos
              collect will save host groups to the user's home  dir,  and  create  the  necessary
              directory structure if required.

              Note that non-root users may load host groups defined under /etc/sos/groups.d/, but
              they may not write new groups or update existing groups saved there.

              This directory is used to store preset configuration files for sos report.

              Presets may be used to save standard sets of options. See man sos-report  for  more


       There  are  sections for each sos component, as well as global values and those for plugin
       options. Options are set using  'ini'-style  name  =  value  pairs.  Disabling/enabling  a
       boolean option is done the same way like on command line (e.g. process.lsof=off).

       Some options accept a comma separated list of values.

       Using  options  that  don't  expect  a  value  (like all-logs or no-report) will result in
       enabling those options, regardless of value set.

       Sections are parsed in the ordering:
       - [global]
       - [component]
       - [plugin_options]

              <option>      Sets (long) option value. Short options (i.e. z=auto)
                            are not supported.

              Each component will have a separate section, and it will support the  options  that
              particular  component provides. These are readily identifiable in the --help output
              for each component, E.G. sos report --help.

              Alter available options for defined (and loaded) plugins.

              Takes the form plugin.option = value, for example rpm.rpmva = true.


       To use quiet and batch mode with 10 threads:


       To disable the 'host' and 'filesys' plugins:

       skip-plugins = host,filesys

       To disable rpm package verification in the RPM plugin:

       rpm.rpmva = off


       $HOME/.config/sos/sos.conf (optional)


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