PgreetConfTest - Apply tests to Penguin Greeting pgreet.conf files


  PgreetConfTest [-v] filename_to_test.conf


PgreetConfTest is a tool to check if the settings in the main Penguin Greeting configuration file pgreet.conf are reasonable. It applies the same tests that are applied by pgreetd daemon upon starting up, but provides a full report of what was wrong if anything. In order to avoid clogging up syslog, pgreetd provides only a terse indication of what is wrong. Both pgreetd and PgreetConfTest rely on same methods in the module Pgreet::Config to do the validation, so the answers are guaranteed to be the same.


PgreetConfTest takes one argument, the filename to be analyzed. The pgreet.conf files for both primary and secondary ecard sites can be analyzed, but it is especially valuable for the primary site. PgreetConfTest will provide a list of configuration variables that have problems and list the expectations that were not met. For more information on the configuration variables, see the Penguin Greetings Administrators' guide. There is one command line option -v:

-v = Display the configuration variables as a Perl hash data-structure using Data::Dumper.

This option may be of use in attempting to untangle unusual errors.


Copyright (c) 2003-2005 Edouard Lagache

This software is released under the GNU General Public License, Version 2. For more information, see the COPYING file included with this software or visit:


No known bugs at this time.


Edouard Lagache <>