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Re: [Cfengine] Re: cfexecd mail


From: Andrew Stribblehill
Subject: Re: [Cfengine] Re: cfexecd mail
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 10:48:36 +0100
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Quoting Bas van der Vlies <address@hidden> (2003-07-30 10:34:53 BST):
> Andrew Stribblehill wrote:
> 
> >Quoting Bas van der Vlies <address@hidden> (2003-07-29 14:49:53 BST):
> >
> >>Andrew Stribblehill wrote:
> >>
> >>>I was wondering ... wouldn't it be better if cfagent -z was an
> >>>interactive command which, when given a variable name would return
> >>>its value (possibly prefixed by the number of characters it was
> >>>sending, for ease of parsing). This way, only Cfexecd needs to be
> >>>changed to do something like this.
> >>>
> >>>BTW, if you choose not to go for this (and I'm willing to code the
> >>>generic interface) I added some cruft at around cfexecd.c:432 which
> >>>copes with old cfagents who didn't send EmailMaxLines. Since you're
> >>>in the area, I'd be obliged if you removed the compatibility code if
> >>>it's not too much bother.
> >>>
> >>
> >>Sorry but i do not understand it. Do you mean:
> >>  # cfagent -z sysadm
> >>  12:address@hidden
> >>
> >>  # cfagent -z smtpfrom
> >>  16:address@hidden
> >
> >
> >Almost.
> >
> ># cfagent -z <<eof
> >sysadm
> >smtpfrom
> >undefinedVariable
> >emptyVariable
> >eof
> >sysadm=12:address@hidden
> >smtpfrom=20:address@hidden
> >undefinedVariable=-1:
> >emptyVariable=0:
> >
> >How does that strike you?
> >
> Should we not use the same syntax for turning on/off actions
>   cfagent -z sysadm, smptfrom, ....
> 
> It is easier to understand which variables we ask and we get back.
> For me it make sense and there is a mechanism to query the cfagent
> variables.

Yes, that's nicer, I agree. Currently we use ':' as the standard
separator don't we? So would 'cfagent -z foo:bar:baz -z quux -zbongo'
be okay (as a bizarre way) to ask for foo, bar, baz, quux and bongo?

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