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inncheck - check inn configuration and database files.
inncheck [ -a ] [ -v ] [ -pedantic ] [ -f ] [ -perm ] [ -noperm ] [
file=value | file ]
Inncheck examines various configuration files and databases and verifies
things about them. Things verified depend on the file being checked, but
generally are things like permissions, ownership, syntax errors in config
Inncheck does not make changes to any files - it just reports what it
thinks may be wrong, and it is up to the operator to fix the problem.
The set of files checked may be restricted by using file or file=value
arguments. For example, putting incoming.conf causes only the incoming.conf
file to be checked. Using incoming.conf=/tmp/incoming.conf on the command
line will cause inncheck to only verify the incoming.conf file, and it will
perform the checks on the file /tmp/incoming.conf file instead of the
Valid values for file are:
-a If any ``file'' value or ``file=value'' pairs (see below) are given,
then normally only the files they refer to are checked. Use the ``-a''
flag to specify that all files should be checked regardless. In this
case the form file=value will be the more useful.
-v Use the ``-v'' option to get more verbose output.
Use the ``-pedantic'' option to get reports on things that are not
necessarily wrong, but may indicate a bad configuration - such as
inn.conf missing a key.
-f Use the ``-f'' flag to have inncheck print the appropriate
chown/chgrp/chmod command necessary to fix a problem that it reports.
Any other output lines will be prefixed with a ``#'' character to make
the output be valid input for a shell. Note that the ``-perm'' flag
must be used as well when using this flag.
Inncheck checks all files for permission problems. If the ``-perm''
flag is used, then only the files specified by the file or file=value
command line arguments will be checked for problems other than
To avoid doing any checking of file permissions or ownership, use the
To have inncheck check all files for syntax and permission problems simply:
To have inncheck check all files for permission problems and to verify the
syntax of the active and incoming.conf files do:
inncheck -perm active incoming.conf
To fix the permissions problems noted in the output of the above command,
modify it as follow:
inncheck -f -perm | sh
To have inncheck check the test newsfeeds file in
To have inncheck check all the files as it normally does, but to specify a
different location for the newsfeeds file, so:
inncheck -a newsfeeds=/var/tmp/newsfeeds.testing
If the ``-f'' and ``-perm'' options are used together, along with ``-a'' or
some ``file'' or ``file=value'' arguments that refer to a file with a
syntax problem, then the output will no longer be valid input for a shell.
Written by Brendan Kehoe <email@example.com> and Rich Salz
<firstname.lastname@example.org> This is revision 5909, dated 2002-12-03.
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