sos help TOPIC
sos help is used to retrieve more detailed information on the various SoS commands and components than is directly available in either other manpages or --help output.
This information could for example be investigating a specific plugin to learn more about its purpose, use case, collections, available plugin options, edge cases, and more.
Most aspects of SoS' operation can be investigated this way - the top level functions such as report, clean, and collect, as well as constructs that allow those functions to work; e.g. transports within sos collect that define how that function connects to remote nodes.
- The section or topic to retrieve detailed help information for. TOPIC takes the general
form of command.component.entity, with component and entity being optional.
Top-level command help sections will often direct users to component sections which in turn may point to further entity subsections.
Some of the more useful or interesting sections are listed below:
report The sos report command
report.plugins Information on what report plugins are
report.plugins.$plugin Information on a specific plugin
clean or mask The sos clean|mask command
collect The sos collect command
collect.clusters How collect enumerates nodes in a cluster
policies How SoS behaves on different distributions