AMGETCONF(8)                                                      AMGETCONF(8)


       amgetconf - look up amanda.conf variables


       amgetconf [config] parameter


       Amgetconf  looks up parameters in amanda.conf, the AMANDA configuration
       file, or from the build and runtime environment, and returns their cor-
       responding value.

       If  config is not specified, amgetconf assumes it is being run from the
       configuration directory and that amanda.conf is present.

       If parameter begins with build., the (case insensitive) string  follow-
       ing  the  period  is  a build environment variable. Variables without a
       value (e.g. XFSDUMP on a system that does not support that type of file
       system) will not report an error and will return an empty string as the
       value. Flag variables (e.g. USE_AMANDAHOSTS) will return 1 if the  flag
       is set or an empty string if it is not.

       If  parameter begins with dbopen., the string following the period is a
       program name and an AMANDA debug file will be created for  the  caller.
       The name of the file is returned.

       If parameter begins with dbclose., the string following the period is a
       program name previously used with dbopen., followed by a colon (:)  and
       the previously opened file name.

       See the amanda(8) man page for more details about AMANDA.


       Find out the path to the log file directory:

       % amgetconf daily logdir

       Find out the current tape type:

       % amgetconf daily tapetype

       Find out the default configuration directory:

       % amgetconf daily build.CONFIG_DIR

       Create, use and close a debug file in a script:

       % set debug_file = ‘amgetconf daily dbopen.myscript‘
       % echo debug information >> $debug_file
       % amgetconf daily dbclose.myscript:$debug_file


       amgetconf: no such parameter param
              Parameter  param  is not a known keyword (e.g. not a valid aman-
              da.conf keyword). In this case, amgetconf will write "BUGGY"  to
              stdout as the value.




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