IBM BigFix Inspectors

The Relevance language is dedicated to manipulating Inspector objects, which can be thought of as modular extensions of the language. Inspectors are designed to interrogate the software, firmware and hardware of each of the client computers on the network. There are thousands of Inspectors that you can use to analyze various aspects of the computer to make sure that any actions you propose are properly targeted. Inspectors are also used to produce substituted variables in action scripts There are OS-specific Inspector libraries for Windows, HP-Unix, AIX, Linux, Solaris and the Macintosh. For more information, see the Inspector Library for the OS you’re interested in.

Many of the keywords of the language are not unique; they get their meaning from their context. An Inspector’s context is dictated by the form of the Inspector. There are seven forms:

FormSyntax required
Cast<object> as keyword
Namedkeyword "name" of <object>
NamedGlobalkeyword "name"
Numberedkeyword number of <object>
NumberedGlobalkeyword number
Plainkeyword of <object>

These differ from one another in format and syntax. Except for Cast, these forms can be used to access both single objects and lists of objects by using the plural form of the keyword.