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control_rancid - run rancid for devices of a group


control_rancid [-V] [-f config_file] [-m mail_rcpt] [-r device_name] group


control_rancid is a sh(1) script to parse a group's router.db(5), run rancid for each of
the devices, possibly re-run rancid for devices that failed collection, e-mail diffs, and
e-mail error reports.

control_rancid also creates and/or re-creates the .cvsignore/.gitignore files for each
group. For the configs sub-directory, it includes ".old", where a user may keep files
they would like to be ignored.

The command-line options are as follows:

-V Prints package name and version strings.

-f group_config_file
Specify an alternative rancid.conf. The global rancid.conf file is read by rancid-
run, which calls control_rancid for each group, and control_rancid reads the group-
specific rancid.conf, thereby overriding the global file.

The group-specific rancid.conf may not exist.

Default: <BASEDIR>/<group>/rancid.conf

-m mail_rcpt
Specify the recipient of diff mail, which is normally rancid-<group>. The argument
may be a single address, multiple comma separated addresses, or -m may be specified
multiple times.

-r device_name
Specify the name, as it appears in the router.db, of a particular device to collect
and generate diffs for. The device must be marked "up".

The -r option alters the subject line of the diff mail. It will begin with <group
name>/<device name> rather than just the group name alone.

control_rancid is normally (and best) run via rancid-run(1) which provides a locking
mechanism on a group basis and saves output in a log file for each group.

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