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 files etc.
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 hosts.nntp causes
file to be checked. Using hosts.nntp=/tmp/hosts.nntp.tst on the
command line will cause
to only verify the hosts.nntp file, and it will perform the
checks on the file
/tmp/hosts.nntp file instead of the default one.
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
files should be checked regardless. In this case the form file=value
will be the more useful.
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(5) missing a key.
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
the files specified by the file or file=value command line
arguments will be checked for problems other than permission problems.
To avoid doing any checking of file permissions or ownership, use
the ``-noperm'' option.
check all files for syntax and permission problems simply:
check all files for permission problems and to verify the syntax of the
active and hosts.nntp files do:
inncheck -perm active hosts.nntp
check the test newsfeeds file in /var/tmp/newsfeeds.testing, do:
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.