innconfval

(Get configuration parameters from configuration files)

SYNOPSIS

innconfval [-pstv] [-f file] [-F filetype] [-i innconffile] [parameter ...]

innconfval -C [-i innconffile]

DESCRIPTION

innconfval normally prints the values of the parameters specified on the command line, from inn.conf. By default, it just prints the parameter values, but if -p, -s, or -t are given, it instead prints the parameter and value in the form of a variable assignment in Perl, Bourne shell, or Tcl respectively. If no parameters are specifically requested, innconfval prints out all parameter values (this isn't particularly useful unless one of -p, -s, or -t were specified).

All parameters are taken from inn.conf except for version, which is always the version string of INN.

Use the -f and -F options to specify another configuration file from which to print the values of the parameters.

If given the -C option, innconfval instead checks inn.conf, reporting any problems found to standard error.

OPTIONS

-C

Check inn.conf rather than printing out the values of parameters, and exit with status 0 if no problems are found and with status 1 otherwise.

-f file

Use file as the source configuration file for the type mentioned in the -F option. If not set, the default configuration file is used (that is to say the file in pathetc named like the type provided with -F). file must be a valid configuration file of that type and will be parsed the same as that type would be.

-F filetype

filetype must either be inn.conf (the default) or inn-secrets.conf. It defines the type of configuration file to parse.

For instance, run innconfval -F inn-secrets.conf canlockuser to retrieve the canlockuser value from inn-secrets.conf.

The default path to the configuration file of the requested type will be used, unless -f is given (or a specific source configuration file for inn.conf is set with -i and defines another pathetc location).

-i innconffile

Use innconffile as the source configuration file for inn.conf rather than inn.conf in pathetc. innconffile must be a valid inn.conf file and will be parsed the same as inn.conf would be.

-p

Print out parameters as Perl assignment statements. The variable name will be the same as the configuration parameter, and string values will be enclosed in single quotes with appropriate escaping. Boolean values will be mapped to the strings true or false. List values will be mapped to an array of strings. NULL values are printed out with the undef value.

Here is an example:

    $enableoverview = 'true';
    @extraoverviewadvertised = ( 'Newsgroups', 'Injection-Info' );
    @extraoverviewhidden = undef;
    $organization = 'Let\'s try nasty "quotes"';
    $maxforks = 10;

If innconfval is called via the Perl INN::Config module, all these variables are properly exported.

-s

Print out parameters as Bourne shell assignment statements. The variable name will be the configuration parameter name in all capitals, and all variables will be exported, if not NULL. String values will be enclosed in single quotes with appropriate escaping, and boolean values will be mapped to true or false. List values will be mapped to a space-separated string representing an array of strings (as Bourne shell does not recognize arrays, contrary to several other shells, an array cannot be returned for interoperability reasons).

Here is an example:

    ENABLEOVERVIEW=true; export ENABLEOVERVIEW;
    EXTRAOVERVIEWADVERTISED='"Newsgroups" "Injection-Info"';
        export EXTRAOVERVIEWADVERTISED;
    ORGANIZATION='Let'\''s try nasty "quotes"'; export ORGANIZATION;
    MAXFORKS=10; export MAXFORKS;
-t

Print out parameters as Tcl assignment statements. The variable name will be the same as the configuration parameter name but with inn_ prepended, and string variables will be escaped appropriately. Boolean values will be mapped to the strings true or false. List values will be mapped to an array of strings. NULL values are not printed out.

Here is an example:

    set inn_enableoverview "true"
    set inn_extraoverviewadvertised { "Newsgroups" "Injection-Info" }
    set inn_organization "Let's try nasty \"quotes\""
    set inn_maxforks 10
-v

Print INN's version and exit. This is equivalent to innconfval version.

HISTORY

Written by Rich $alz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for InterNetNews.

SEE ALSO

inn.conf(5), inn-secrets.conf(5), INN::Config(3pm).

Last spun 2022-04-09 from POD modified 2022-04-08