innconfval(1)



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NAME
       innconfval - Get configuration parameters from inn.conf

SYNOPSIS
       innconfval [-pstv] [-i file] [parameter ...]

       innconfval -C [-i file]

DESCRIPTION
       innconfval normally prints the values of the parameters specified on
       the command line.  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.

       If given the -C option, innconfval instead checks inn.conf, reporting
       any problems found to standard error.  innconfval will exit with status
       0 if no problems are found and with status 1 otherwise.

OPTIONS
       -C  Check inn.conf rather than printing out the values of parameters.

       -i file
           Use file as the source configuration file rather than inn.conf.
           file 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 inn.conf 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 inn.conf 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 inn.conf 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.  This is equivalent to "innconfval version".

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

       $Id: innconfval.pod 9288 2011-07-22 23:08:57Z iulius $

SEE ALSO
       inn.conf(5), INN::Config(3pm).

INN 2.6.1                         2015-09-12                     INNCONFVAL(1)

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