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needrestart — needrestart

Description

needrestart checks which daemons need to be restarted after library upgrades.

Usage

Usage:

needrestart [-(v|q)] [-n] [-c <cfg>] [-r <mode>] [-f <fe>] [-u <ui>] [-(b|p)] [-kl]

-v

be more verbose

-q

be quiet

-m <mode>

set level of technical details

  e

(e)asy mode

  a

(a)dvanced mode

-n

set default answer to 'no'

-c <cfg>

config filename

-r <mode>

set restart mode

  l

(l)ist only

  i

(i)nteractive restart

  a

(a)utomatically restart

ATTENTION: If needrestart is configured to run in interactive mode but is run non-interactive (i.e. unattended-upgrades) it will fallback to list only mode.

-b

enable batch mode

-p

nagios plugin mode: makes output and exit codes nagios compatible

-f <fe>

overwrite debconf(7) frontend, sets the DEBIAN_FRONT environment variable to <fe>

-u <ui>

use preferred UI package (-u ? shows available packages)

By using one of the following options only the specified checks are performed:

-k

check for obsolete kernel

-l

check for obsolete libraries

Environment

The following environment variables can be used to override the config file options. Command line parameters do always supersede them.

NEEDRESTART_MODE

Change the configured restart mode (see also the -r parameter): (l)ist only, (i)nteractive or (a)utomatically

When used with apt-get(8) needrestart supports the following additional environment variables:

DEBIAN_FRONT

The debconf(7) frontend to use, can also set using the -f parameter.

NEEDRESTART_SUSPEND

If set to a non-empty value the apt-get(8) hook will not run needrestart after installing or updating packages.

Author

Thomas Liske <thomas@fiasko-nw.net>

Upstream

https://github.com/liske/needrestart

Info

January 2015 needrestart User Commands