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       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 cf-monitord

       --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 value
              Specify an alternative input file than the default. This option  is  overridden  by
              FILE if supplied as argument.

       --log-level, -g value
              Specify how detailed logs should be. Possible values: 'error', 'warning', 'notice',
              'info', 'verbose', 'debug'

       --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 network

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

       --timestamp, -l
              Log timestamps on each line of log output


       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 periodically.
       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),


       Mark Burgess and AS