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4.4 Copying files

The administration of a system often requires the copying of files. The reason for this is usually that we would like to distribute a copy of a particular file, from some master location and ensure that all of the copies are up to date. Another use for this is to install software from one directory (perhaps on a CD ROM) to another.

Cfagent helps this process by allowing you to copy a single file or a file tree, from one directory to another, perhaps checking the permissions and owners of a file to adjust the copies in some special way. The files are checked by cfagent using one of two methods.

Cfengine allows you to do the following

You can find out more about copying in the reference section.

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