rcondo is an agentless configuration management tool for Linux servers.


Generate remote commands based on policy templates and execute them over SSH - no remote agent required!

Tags: sysadmin


Rcondo first generates a remote script to run based on your host definition. This is a script file that can include certain directives. Any line that is not a directive is included verbatim in the generated output script.

You may then remotely execute the script on the target machine. The #ssh-options directive sets execution parameters and the --rcmd option sets the remote interpreter (default bash -s).

Generation Directives

#include {shell-glob}: Include other file(s) into the script.

  • In the current version of rcondo, the glob is relative to the directory from which rcondo was executed, and does not otherwise change.

#packfile {localpath} {remotepath}: Copy a local file to the remote server.

#packdir {localdir} {remotedir}: Copy a local directory tree to the remote server.

Both the packfile and packdir directives generate and embed appropriate bash/tar/gzip/base64 commands within the generated script.

Usage [options] file1 [file2 ...]
   -e                  Execute script remotely
   --rcmd={command}    Set remote interpreter (default 'bash -s')
   -v                  Verbose (also sets --rcmd='bash -x -s')


2015-02-20 : r76

  • Enhancement: Prevent re-including same file multiple times
  • Enhancement: Fatal error when including non-existent file
  • Fix an issue with #packdir and #packfile directives
  • policy/ Add more default packages
  • policy/ Suppress grep output
  • policy/ Follow HTTP redirects to installer
  • policy/ Fix issue with no default authorized_keys file present
  • policy/ Newly added
  • ⬇️ rcondo_r76.tar.gz (4.56 KiB)

2014-08-23 : r43