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== link:index.html[Index] -> link:other.html[Other information] -> link:other_bundle.html[Man pages]
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Last checked: 2010/08/17 Cherokee 1.0.9b
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Man pages: cherokee-tweak
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This command-line tool is also not as well known as it should. Again
this is not by lack of merits, which in fact are considerable. Its
intended audience are also system administrators and developers.
`cherokee-tweak` is a swiss army knife that allows to perform several
administrative tasks from the command line. It can connect to a
running Cherokee instance, be it in the local computer or at a remote
location, and request it to perform several actions.
These actions are:
* Log rotation: `logrotate`.
* Live tracing: `trace`.
* Provide information: `info`.
* Report the list of Information Sources of a running server and
their individual statuses.
* Kill remotely any information source.
This is the full information provided by the manpage.
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*NAME*::
cherokee-tweak - Command-line interface to the administration interface of Cherokee
*SYNOPSIS*::
cherokee-tweak [options] URL info
cherokee-tweak [options] URL sources
cherokee-tweak [options] URL kill-source ID
cherokee-tweak [options] URL logrotate PATH
cherokee-tweak [options] URL trace TRACE
*DESCRIPTION*::
cherokee-tweak connects to a running cherokee instance, either local or
remote, and requests it to perform one of several actions.
*COMMANDS*::
info;;
Prints info about the server status
sources;;
Prints a list of the information sources
kill-source;;
Kill a remote information source, specified by its reported ID
logrotate;;
Rotates a local (*and only local*) log file specified by PATH.
trace;;
Manipulates the tracing mechanism. TRACE should be the
string that specifies the modules to be traced, and
Cherokee must have been compiled with the
--enable-trace option for this to work. Everything
traceable with CHEROKEE_TRACE can also be traced this
way.
*PARAMETERS*::
URL;;
Required before any command. This is the URL where the
administrative interface can be found. This target
must be defined previously in cherokee-admin, enabling
a "Remote Administration" type handler (Virtual
Servers->Behavior->Rule Management->Add new rule, and
then Handler->"Remote Administration"). The definition
of a security mechanism is highly encouraged.
-h, --help;;
Shows brief usage information
-V, --version;;
Print version and exit
*OPTIONS*::
cherokee-tweak accepts the following options:
-u, --user=STRING;;
Specifies the user name with which to identify to the server
-p, --password=STRING;;
Specifies the password with which to identify to the server
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To use `cherokee-tweak`, an administrative interface must be defined
within link:other_bundle_cherokee-admin.html[cherokee-admin]. That is, you
must define a path managed by the handler `Remote
Administration`. This can be done through the 'Virtual Servers' option,
in 'Behavior' and using the 'Add new rule' option.
image::media/images/admin_handler_admin.png[Setting up an admin interface]
Please note that while you are at it, the definition of a security
(through the 'Security' tab) is highly encouraged. Although you have
the choice to, you should never use 'None' as security mechanism
since this would leave your system exposed to third parties using
`cherokee-tweak`.
Also note that the usage of the `trace` command has no effect unless
Cherokee is compiled with the `--enable-trace`. This is a debugging
option and it is unlikely to be present in binary version of Cherokee
not specifically compiled with this in mind.
Every module traceable with CHEROKEE_TRACE can also be traced this
way. Refer to the link:dev_debug.html["Debugging"] section of the
documentation for more information on this matter.
Keep in mind one important thing: when the `trace` command is
specified, `cherokee-tweak` activates the tracing functionality within
the `cherokee` instance. It does not provide tracing of its own. This
means the debugging information will appear in the machine that is
actually running the `cherokee` instance. This may or may not be the
same that is running the `cherokee-tweak` process.
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