plymouth man page

plymouth — Send commands to plymouthd

Synopsis

plymouth [OPTION...]

plymouth COMMAND [OPTION...]

Description

The plymouth sends commands to a running plymouthd. This is used during the boot process to control the display of the graphical boot splash.

Options

The following options are understood. These options are supported for compatibility with the old rhgb-client interface, and have been replaced by the commands that are described in the next section.

--help
Show summary of options.
--debug
Enable verbose debug logging.
--get-splash-plugin-path
Get directory where splash plugins are installed.
--newroot=[STRING]
Tell plymouthd that the new root filesystem is mounted.
--quit
Tell plymouthd to quit.
--ping
Check if plymouthd is running.
--has-active-vt
Check if plymouthd has an active vt.
--sysinit
Tell plymouthd root filesystem is mounted read-write.
--show-splash
Show the splash screen.
--hide-splash
Hide the splash screen.
--ask-for-password
Ask the user for a password.
--ignore-keystroke=[STRING]
Remove sensitivity to a keystroke.
--update=[STRING]
Tell plymouthd an update about boot progress.
--details
Tell plymouthd there were errors during boot.
--wait
Wait for plymouthd to quit.

Commands

The following commands are understood:

change-mode OPTION

Change the operation mode.

--boot-up
Start the system up

--shutdown
Shutting the system up

--updates
Applying updates

system-update OPTION

Tell plymouthd about boot progress.

--progress=INTEGER
The percentage progress of the updates

update OPTION

Tell plymouthd about boot status changes.

--status=STRING
Tell plymouthd the current boot status

update-root-fs OPTION

Tell plymouthd about root filesystem changes.

--new-root-dir=STRING
Root filesystem is about to change

--read-write
Root filesystem is no longer read-only

show-splash

Tell plymouthd to show splash screen.

hide-splash

Tell plymouthd to hide splash screen.

ask-for-password OPTION

Ask the user for a password.

--command=STRING
Command to send password to via standard input

--prompt=STRING
Message to display when asking for password

--number-of-tries=INTEGER
Number of times to ask before giving up (requires --command)

--dont-pause-progress
Don't pause boot progress bar while asking

ask-question

Ask the user a question.

--command=STRING
Command to send the answer to via standard input

--prompt=STRING
Message to display when asking the question

--dont-pause-progress
Don't pause boot progress bar while asking

display-message OPTION

Display a message.

--text=STRING
The message text

hide-message OPTION

Hide a message.

--text=STRING
The message text

watch-keystroke OPTION

Become sensitive to a keystroke.

--command=STRING
Command to send keystroke to via standard input

--keys=STRING
Keys to become sensitive to

ignore-keystroke OPTION

Remove sensitivity to a keystroke.

--keys=STRING
Keys to remove sensitivitiy from

pause-progress

Pause boot progress bar.

unpause-progress

Unpause boot progress bar.

report-error

Tell plymouthd there were errors during boot.

deactivate

Tell plymouthd to deactivate.

reactivate

Tell plymouthd to reactivate.

quit OPTION

Tell plymouthd to quit.

--retain-splash
Don't explicitly hide boot splash on exit

See Also

grub(8), plymouth(8), plymouthd(8), http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Softwar…

Referenced By

plymouth(8), plymouthd(8), plymouth-set-default-theme(1).

plymouth User Commands