query the ucf database
usage: ucfq [options] (/path/to/file|package)[/path/to/file|package ...]
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takes a set of arguments, each of which is a package name
(and thus does not contain a /) or a full path to a
configuration file, and outputs the associated package, if
any, if the file exists on disk, and whether it has been
modified by the user. The output is either a human readable
tabular form, or a compact colon-separated machine friendly
This script can
potentially be used in package "postrm"
scripts during purge to query the system for configuration
files that may still exist on the system, and whether these
files have been locally modified by the user -- assuming
that the package registered all the configuration files with
ucf using "ucfr".
h Print out a usage message.
--debug -d Turn on debugging mode.
--verbose -v Make the script more
Normally, the script presents
the information in a human readable tabular format, but that
may be harder for a machine to parse. With this option, the
output is a compact, colon separated line, with no dividers,
headers, or footer.
Set the state directory to
"/path/to/dir" instead of the default
"/var/lib/ucf". Used mostly for
This is very inchoate, at the moment, and needs testing.
copyright and license
This script is a part of the Ucf package, and is
Copyright (c) 2006 Manoj Srivastava
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and / or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General
Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation;
either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY ; without even the
implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE .
See the GNU General Public License for more
You should have received a copy of the GNU General
Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free
Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston,
MA 02111-1307 USA
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