www.delorie.com/gnu/docs/cfengine/cfengine-Reference_94.html   search  
 
Buy GNU books!


GNU cfengine

[ < ] [ > ]   [ << ] [ Up ] [ >> ]         [Top] [Contents] [Index] [ ? ]

3.16.2 Recursion

The recursion specifier tells cfengine what to do, starting from /directory name. A value of r=0 means `no recursion' and any checking is limited only to the named file or directory. A value of r=inf implies unlimited recursion. Cfengine then descends into all subdirectories checking or setting the permissions of files until it `bottoms out' at a plain file. A value such as R=4 means descend recursively into subdirectories, but no more than four levels. This is a useful safety net in preventing unforeseen accidents. A recursive search also bottoms out on device boundaries and symbolic links (provided the -l option is not used).


  webmaster   donations   bookstore     delorie software   privacy  
  Copyright 2003   by The Free Software Foundation     Updated Jun 2003