Diffstat (limited to 'man/rancid.conf.5.in')
1 files changed, 28 insertions, 12 deletions
diff --git a/man/rancid.conf.5.in b/man/rancid.conf.5.in
index 4a86364..e89568a 100644
@@ -1,8 +1,8 @@
-.\" $Id: rancid.conf.5.in,v 1.14 2005/07/07 01:09:13 heas Exp $
+.\" $Id: rancid.conf.5.in,v 1.15 2005/08/15 00:41:51 heas Exp $
-.TH "rancid.conf" "5" "5 July 2005"
+.TH "rancid.conf" "5" "13 August 2005"
rancid.conf \- rancid environment configuration file
@@ -32,10 +32,12 @@ The following variables are used (listed alphabetically):
BASEDIR is the directory where
-log directory and where the CVS repository and rancid collection group
-directories will be placed. Its value is configure's localstatedir and
-should be modified if rancid is moved to a new location in the file
-system without re-installing from the distribution.
+log directory, the revision control system's repository, and rancid group
+directories will be placed.
+Its value is configure's localstatedir and should be modified if rancid is
+moved to a new location in the file system without re-installing from the
@@ -44,8 +46,9 @@ Default: @localstatedir@
.IR cvs (1)
.IR rancid-cvs (1)
-use this environment variable to locate the CVS repository. It should
-not be necessary to alter it.
+use this environment variable to locate the CVS repository.
+In some cases, and for Subversion, it is used as an argument to commands.
+It should not be necessary to alter it.
@@ -152,10 +155,11 @@ this is not set.
.IR rancid (1)
will use temporary files to save the output from the router and then read
-these to build the file which will be saved in CVS. Otherwise, an IPC
-pipe will be used. We have found that the buffering mechanisms used in
-perl and expect are heinous. Using temporary files may result in a noticeable
-improvement in speed. By default, this is not set.
+these to build the file which will be saved in CVS (or Subversion).
+Otherwise, an IPC pipe will be used. We have found that the buffering
+mechanisms used in perl and expect are heinous.
+Using temporary files may result in a noticeable improvement in speed.
+By default, this is not set.
@@ -196,6 +200,18 @@ Its value is set by configure. Should it be necessary to modify PATH,
note that it must include @bindir@.
+Sets which revision control system is in use.
+Valid values are
Some Unix utilities require TERM, the terminal type, to be set to a sane
value. Some clients, such as