boxinfo is a Perl script for quickly gathering all sorts of interesting information about a particular computer, which is then put into a HTML or MediaWiki page. It is very handy for being able to see a quick overview of the boxes that you are responsible for. The script has a highly developed Postgres section. It was developed at End Point Corporation by Greg Sabino Mullane.
The latest version, 1.4.0, can be downloaded here:
Usage is simply to run:
It is preferred that the script gets run as the ‘root’ user, as some of the information can only be gathered by that user. Two files are created by the script:
This is the final result, either in HTML or MediaWiki format (see the –format argument below). A sample output page is available.
This is a copy of each command that was run, and the result. Feel free to delete it, it is only useful for debugging.
Bugs should be reported through Github Issues. Feature requests are welcome there as well, or send us an email.
Everyone is encouraged to look over and make improvements to the code. The latest development version can be obtained from GitHub by running:
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:bucardo/boxinfo.git
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