SYNOPSIS

       rancid-run                [-V]                [-f rancid.conf] [-f ran-
       cid.conf] [-m mail_rcpt] [-r device_name] [group [group ...]]


DESCRIPTION

       rancid-run is a sh(1) script to run  rancid(1)  for  a  set  of  rancid
       group(s).

       rancid-run   reads   rancid.conf(5)  to  configure  itself,  then  uses
       control_rancid(1) to run rancid(1) for each rancid group.  The  set  of
       rancid  groups  can either be provided as command-line arguments or via
       the LIST_OF_GROUPS variable in rancid.conf(5), if the group argument is
       omitted.

       A  lock file is maintained per-group to prevent simultaneous runs for a
       given  group  by  rancid-run(1).   The  lock   file   will   be   named
       .<group>.run.lock and will be located in $TMPDIR (see below).

       A  log  file  is  produced  under  $LOGDIR/logs  for  each rancid group
       processed.  The file name will be <group>.YYYYMMDD.HHMMSS  (year  month
       day . hour minute second).

       rancid-run is normally used to run rancid from cron(8).  For example:

                 0 * * * *      /usr/local/rancid/bin/rancid-run

       The command-line options are as follows:

       -V     Prints package name and version strings.

       -f rancid.conf
              Specify an alternate configuration file.

       -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
              Run rancid for a single device, device_name.  device_name should
              be  name, as it appears in a group's router.db.  The device must
              be marked "up".  If a group is not  specified  on  the  command-
              line,  rancid  will  be  run  against  any  group  in  which the
              device_name appears.

              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.


ENVIRONMENT

       rancid-run  utilizes   the   following   environment   variables   from
       If rancid fails  to  run  or  collect  a  device's  configuration,  the
       particular group's log file (mentioned above) should be consulted.  Any
       errors produced by the revision control system (CVS or  Subversion)  or
       any  of  the rancid scripts should be included there, whether they be a
       botched cvs tree, login authentication  failure,  rancid  configuration
       error, etc.  If the log file produces no clues, the next debugging step
       should be run the commands manually.  For example,  can  the  user  who
       runs rancid login to the device with 'clogin hostname', and so on.


FILES

       $BASEDIR/etc/rancid.conf
              rancid-run configuration file.


SEE ALSO

       control_rancid(1), rancid.conf(5), router.db(5)



                                5 October 2006                   rancid-run(1)

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