[rancid] More information in the subject of the config diff mail

John Heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Thu Dec 5 01:28:24 UTC 2013

Am Dec 4, 2013 um 1:11 PM schrieb Stephan Seitz <stse+rancid at fsing.rootsland.net>:
> On Wed, Dec 04, 2013 at 09:56:37PM +0200, Alan McKinnon wrote:
>>> Is it possible to put the hostnames in the subject as well? Or would
>>> this be a very big code change?
>> diff mails are per-group and not per-device and the group is mentioned
>> in the mail title.
> Yes, I know. The problem is: if I make the change I don’t really need the mail. But if I didn’t make the change, a single line change in the configuration of one host may get lost if there are bigger changes in other hosts as well.
> So at least I would be glad if I can see the hostnames in the subject line.
Per-device mail could be added but seems ugly. You could devnull the normal diffs and do daily diffs via cron, so you only receive one email, or one per group, etc. 

>> I can't deal with 400 diff mails after every run or 400 hostnames in the
>> subject so both of those approaches are futile. rancid's current setup
> You’re right and I don’t say that this change would help everyone.  A configuration option would be nice, so everyone can choose.
> Shade and sweet water!
>    Stephan
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