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       vserver - controls and builds virtual servers


       vserver [options] vserver-name command [args]


       The vserver utility enables you to control different aspects of your
       vservers, such as stopping and starting them, installing packages
       inside the vservers, or building new vservers.


       Possible commands are:

       start [--nodeps] <start-vservers-opts>*
                   starts the specified vserver

       stop [--nodeps] <start-vservers-opts>*
                   stops the specified vserver

       restart     restarts the specified vserver; this is the subsequent
                   execution of a synchronized ’stop’ and a ’start’

       condrestart restarts the vserver when it is running already

       suexec <user> <shell-command> <args*>
                   executes a command as the specified user in the vserver

       exec <shell-command> <args*>
                   executes a command as root in the vserver

       enter       executes the configured shell in the vserver

       chkconfig <chkconfig-options*>
                   modifies the init-system; currently, only Red Hat’s
                   chkconfig is supported

       running     succeeds iff the vserver is running

       status      gives out some human readable status information about
                   the vserver, and succeeds iff the vserver is running

       build <buildopts>*
                   builds a new vserver from scratch (please refer to
                   vserver-build(8) for details)

       unify [-R]  (de)unify vserver

       pkg install <pkg>
                   installs package(s) in the vserver

       apt-get,apt-config,apt-cache <apt-opts>*
                   execute the apt-* command for the given vserver

       rpm <rpm-opts>*
                   execute the rpm command for the given vserver

       pkgmgmt externalizeinternalize [-y]
                   externalize or internalize the package-management for
                   the given vserver. ’Externalize’ means that package
                   metadata and management tools (apt-get,rpm) are living
                   in the host, while ’internalize’ means that data and
                   programs from the vserver will be used.

       unify <vunify-opts>*
                   unify the vserver with its reference vserver(s).


           show help

           start/stop vserver synchronously

           detailed output

           cuts most informative messages


           default configuration common to all vservers

           separate configuration subdirectory for each vserver

           default location of vservers


       vserver-build(8), vserver-copy(8), vserver-stat(8), vtop(8), vps(8),
       vpstree(8), chcontext(8), chbind(8), reducecap(8)


       Please report bugs to


       manual page written by Daniel Hermann <>
       using output of "vserver --help"