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BCFG2-LINT(8)			     Bcfg2			 BCFG2-LINT(8)

       bcfg2-lint  -  Check Bcfg2 specification	for validity, common mistakes,
       and style

       bcfg2-lint [options] [plugin [plugin...]]

       bcfg2-lint checks the Bcfg2 specification for schema  validity,	common
       mistakes,  and other criteria. It can be	quite helpful in finding typos
       or malformed data.

       bcfg2-lint exits	with a return value of 2 if errors were	found,	and  3
       if  warnings (but no errors) were found.	Any other non-0	exit value de-
       notes some failure in the script	itself.

       bcfg2-lint is a rewrite of the older bcfg2-repo-validate	tool.

       -C configfile
	      Specify alternate	bcfg2.conf location.

       -Q path
	      Specify the path to the server repository.

       -v     Be verbose.

	      Specify path to bcfg2-lint.conf (default /etc/bcfg2-lint.conf).

	      Rather than operating on all files in the	 Bcfg2	specification,
	      only  validate  a	 list of files supplied	on stdin. This mode is
	      particularly useful in pre-commit	hooks.

	      This makes a few assumptions:

	      Metadata files will only be checked if a	valid  chain  of  XIn-
	      cludes   can  be	followed  all  the  way	 from  clients.xml  or
	      groups.xml. Since	there are multiple formats of metadata	stored
	      in  Metadata/ (i.e., clients and groups),	there is no way	to de-
	      termine which sort of data a file	contains  unless  there	 is  a
	      valid chain of XIncludes.	It may be useful to always specify all
	      metadata files should be checked,	even if	not all	of  them  have

	      Property	files will only	be validated if	both the property file
	      itself and its matching schema are included on stdin.

       In addition to the plugins listed below,	Bcfg2 server plugins may  have
       their own bcfg2-lint functionality, which is enabled automatically when
       the server plugin is enabled.  See bcfg2-lint.conf(5) for more informa-
       tion on lint plugin configuration.

	      Check  the  specification	for VCS	keywords and any comments that
	      are required. By default,	this only checks that the $Id$ keyword
	      is  included and expanded	in all files. You may specify VCS key-
	      words to check and comments to be	required in the	 config	 file.
	      (For  instance,  you might require that every file have a	"Main-
	      tainer" comment.)

	      In XML files, only comments are checked  for  the	 keywords  and
	      comments required.

       Genshi Ensure that all Genshi templates are valid and compile properly.

	      Ensure  that  all	 groups	 called	 by  name  in Metadata,	Rules,
	      Bundler, GroupPatterns, and Cfg are valid.

	      Check that certain attributes are	specified in  info.xml	files.
	      By  default, requires that owner,	group, and mode	are specified.
	      Can also require that an info.xml	exists for all Cfg files,  and
	      that paranoid mode be enabled for	all files.

	      Suggest that similar probes and config files be merged into sin-
	      gle probes or TGenshi templates.

	      Check that all entries have the appropriate required attributes,
	      and  that	the attributes are in a	valid format.  This goes above
	      and beyond the validation	offered	by an XML schema.

	      Validate the Bcfg2 specification against the XML schemas.

	      Property files are freeform XML, but  if	a  .xsd	 file  with  a
	      matching	filename  is  provided,	then schema validation will be
	      performed	on property files individually as well.	For  instance,
	      if  you  have  a	property  file named ntp.xml then by placing a
	      schema for that file in ntp.xsd schema validation	will  be  per-
	      formed on	ntp.xml.

       bcfg2-lint may not handle some deprecated plugins as well as it handles
       newer ones. For instance, there may be some places where	it expects all
       of  your	 configuration files to	be handled by Cfg rather than by a mix
       of Cfg and TGenshi or TCheetah.

       bcfg2(1), bcfg2-server(8), bcfg2-lint.conf(5)

1.3				March 18, 2013			 BCFG2-LINT(8)


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