cdist-type__update_alternatives - Man Page

Configure alternatives

Description

On Debian and alike systems update-alternatives(1) can be used to setup alternatives for various programs. One of the most common used targets is the "editor".

Required Parameters

path

Use this path for the given alternative

Boolean Parameters

install

Add (update-alternatives --install) missing path to alternatives.

Examples

# Setup vim as the default editor
__update_alternatives editor --path /usr/bin/vim.basic

See Also

cdist-type__debconf_set_selections(7), update-alternatives(8)

Authors

Nico Schottelius <nico-cdist--@--schottelius.org> Ander Punnar <ander@kvlt.ee>

Copying

Copyright (C) 2013 Nico Schottelius and 2020 Ander Punnar. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Referenced By

cdist-type__debconf_set_selections(7).

Apr 20, 2021 6.9.6 cdist