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8. Summary

Cfengine is not a tool, it is an environment for managing host configuration and integrity. In this article it has only been possible to scratch the surface of what cfengine can do. To fully understand the syntax of the examples here you should read the documentation for cfengine.

The big advantage of cfengine over many other configuration schemes is that you can have *everything* in one file (or set of files). The global file is common to every host and yet it can be as general or as specific as you want it to be. You can use it as a front end for cron, and you can use its advanced features to make your hosts *converge* to a desired, correct state.


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