The RRT tool is written in Perl and is distributed as an archived tarball. All one needs to do to install it is to select the desired location and execute the following:

>> gzip -d rrt-1_12_0.tar.gz
>> tar -xvf rrt-1_12_0.tar

Perform the following steps to set-up basic functionality:

  1. Copy the public_html directory to the desired location where one wants the reports and test log files to be stored. One can rename this directory to something else.

  2. Copy the rrt.cfg file to a new name:

    >> cp rrt-1_12_0/lib/rrt.cfg my_rrt.cfg
  3. Edit my_rrt.cfg.

    • Update the "master_web_dir" parameter to point to the location one copied the public_html directory in step 1.

    • Ask an IT admin to set-up a web link to the location that one copied the public_html directory to. This is needed if one wants to use HTTP. If one is going to use file links, then one can skip this.

    • Set the parameter master_web_link to the HTTP or file link.

  4. Add the rrt-1_12_0/bin location to ones path

  5. Execute the following to test your set-up:

    >> rrt -config my_rrt.cfg -rec -no <dir_to_parse>
  6. Verify that the test information is what one desires. If it is not, then modify my_rrt.cfg and re-execute step 5 until the needed results are achieved.

  7. Once the desired information is captured, one can execute the following to store the information into the public_html area that was set-up in step 1.

    >> rrt -config my_rrt.cfg -rec <dir_to_parse>