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NEEDRESTART(1) User Commands NEEDRESTART(1)

NAME

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>

COPYRIGHT

2013 - 2018 (C) Thomas Liske [http://fiasko-nw.net/~thomas/]

This program is free software; 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 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

UPSTREAM

https://github.com/liske/needrestart
January 2015 needrestart