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rancid(3)		   Library Functions Manual		     rancid(3)

NAME
       rancid -	rancid perl module

INTRODUCTION
       The   rancid  library  provides	functions  for	handling  rancid.types
       configuration files, loading modules, and the basic  global  variables,
       variables   from	  parsing  rancid.types	 files,	 and  output  handling
       functions that are common to all	rancid device modules,	all  of	 which
       are "exported" (in perl terms) for use by those that import the module.
       Specifically, the library is used by rancid(1), but it could be used by
       any perl	program	for site-specific handling or additional automata.

       RunCommand(*INPUT, *OUTPUT, command)
	      Parse a single command that returns no required info; the	output
	      is dropped.  This	could be used as the processing	function in  a
	      command definition in a rancid.types file.

       Output handling functions:

       ProcessHistory([tag],	 [sort_function],    [sort_function_argument],
       string)
	      If the optional  tag  string  and	 sort_function	arguments  are
	      omitted,	the  string  is	 output	 immediately.	Otherwise, the
	      strings  are  accumulated	 in  a	 hash,	 by   the   hash   key
	      sort_function_argument,  each  time  ProcessHistory()  is	called
	      until the	tag or sort_function changes, at which time the	 queue
	      is  flushed and the new string is	handled.  If sort_function had
	      been supplied, it	is called with the hash	as its argument.

	      Note that	if the hash key	sort_function_argument exists, the new
	      strings is appended to the existing hash value.

       keysort(%hash)
	      A	 sort  routine	that  will sort	on the keys of a hash as if it
	      were a normal array.  For	example:

	      ProcessHistory("TAG","keysort","B0","!\n");
	      ProcessHistory("TAG","keysort","D0","!\n");

	      B0 and D0	are the	sort keys.

       valsort(%hash)
	      A	sort routine that will sort on the values of a hash as	if  it
	      were a normal array.

	      ProcessHistory("TAG","valsort","","!B0\n");
	      ProcessHistory("TAG","valsort","","!D0\n");

       numsort(%hash)
	      A	numerical sort routine (ascending).

       ipsort(IPv4 dotted-quad/v6 address)
	      A	 sort  routine	that  will  sort on the	ip address when	the IP
	      address is anywhere in the strings.

	      ProcessHistory("TAG","ipsort","192.168.0.0","!B0\n");
	      ProcessHistory("TAG","ipsort","192.168.1.0","!D0\n");

       sortbyipaddr(XXX)
	      A	sort routine that will sort based upon IPv4/v6 addresses.

       Please see the library code for exported	variables.

SEE ALSO
       rancid(1), rancid.types.conf(5)

				  23 May 2016			     rancid(3)

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