[rancid] Re: On Cisco routers and PIXs, the line ': Written by ..."

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Thu Jan 11 19:40:23 UTC 2007

Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 11:22:52AM -0500, Miotke, Ron:
> Hello,
> I'm running RANCID 2.3.1 without any issues and also it was a great
> learning experience.  
> There might be a small patch for this already.  Please point me in the
> correct direction; but on Cisco routers and Cisco PIX firewalls when the
> configuration is written by using a 'copy running-config startup-config'
> or on a PIX a 'write mem' the config listing will show:
> : Written by johndoe at 09:35:47.673 EST Wed Jan 3 2007
> The existing versions of rancid doesn't show this line when there was a
> written change.  Perhaps it is filtered, don't know.
> 1. Is there a small mod that can be made in some of the script files so
> that this line is documented?
> 2. If this has been asked before where can I find change.

Lines at the head with a leading ':' are filtered at the top of writeterm.

Of course, who writes the config may not be who made the changes.

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