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NAME

       apt-dater.conf - configuration file of apt-dater(8)

SYNOPSIS

           [Section]

           parameter=value

           parameter=value;value;...;

DESCRIPTION

       The file apt-dater.conf is the configuration file for apt-dater(8).
       apt-dater(8) is a program to manage package updats on a large number of
       remote hosts using SSH. This man page descripes briefly the parameters
       of the file apt-dater.conf. The default location of this file is
       $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/apt-dater/hosts.conf.

       The syntax of the configuration file is the syntax of glib keyfiles.

OPTIONS

   Section [Paths]
       HostsFile=$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/apt-dater/hosts.conf
           The location of the file contains all host which will be managed
           with apt-dater. (optional)

       StatsDir=$XDG_DATA_HOME/apt-dater
           The location of the directory which contains the status files of
           any host. (optional)

   Section [Screen]
       Enabled=true
           Enables/disables using of screen(1). (optional)

       RCFile=$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/apt-dater/screenrc
           Location of screen(1) config file. (optional)

       Title=%m # %u@%h:%p
           Template for screen titles using string escapes. (optional)

       NoDumps=false
           Enables/disables support of screen dumps. (optional)

       QueryMaintainer=0
           If set to 1, apt-dater will ask for the maintainers name on
           startup. If set to 2, apt-dater will only ask if no MAINTAINER
           environment variable is set.

   Section [SSH]
       Cmd=/usr/bin/ssh
           The location of ssh-client binary.

       SFTPCmd
           The command to initiate a file transfer e.g.  /usr/bin/mc
           /#sh:%u@%h:C/

       OptionalCmdFlags
           Additional ssh-client command flags, which will be appended.

       SpawnAgent=false
           If enabled, apt-dater tries to spawn ssh-agent(1) if none is
           already running. ssh-add(1) will be called to load your private
           keys.

       AddKeys
           List of private keys which should be loaded when apt-dater calls
           ssh-add(1).

       DefaultUser
           The default user which will be used for remote login.

       DefaulPort=22
           The default port to connect to the ssh server.

   Section [Commands]
       CmdRefresh=sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude -s -y -v upgrade
           The command which will be used to refresh the status of the managed
           host.

       CmdUpgrade=sudo aptitude upgrade
           The command which will be used to intitate a upgrade of a managed
           host.

       CmdInstall=sudo aptitude install %s
           The command which will be used to update a single package.  %s will
           be replaced by the name of the package.

   Section [Appearance]
       Colors
           Set your own color style of the ui components. To highlight colors
           you can use the bright* keyword. Example: Colors=menu brightgreen
           blue;status brightgreen blue;selector black red;

           .
              Components are:

               default

               menu

               status

               selector

               hoststatus

               query

               input

           Colors are:

               default

               black

               cyan

               green

               magenta

               red

               white

               yellow

   Section [AutoRef]
       enabled=true
           Enabled the auto refresh feature if compiled in (see
           README.autoref).

   Section [Notify]
       bell=true
           Enables user notification by terminal bell.

       flash=true
           Enables user notification by terminal flashing.

   Section [History]
       record=true
           Enables session recording using script(1). (Optional)

STRING ESCAPES

       apt-dater(8) provides an string escape mechanism. The escape character
       is ´%´.

           .PP Table 1. List of supported escapes.
       +-------+------------------+
       |escape | replaced by      |
       +-------+------------------+
       |%      | escape character |
       +-------+------------------+
       |h      | hostname         |
       +-------+------------------+
       |m      | maintainer name  |
       +-------+------------------+
       |p      | SSH port number  |
       +-------+------------------+
       |u      | SSH username     |
       +-------+------------------+

FILES

       apt-dater.conf
           The configuration file of apt-dater.

       hosts.conf
           Contains all hosts you would like to manage.

SEE ALSO

       apt-dater(8), aptitude(1), apt-get(1), debtrack, screen(1), script(1),
       ssh(1), XDG Base Directory Specification[1].

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2008-2009 IBH IT-Service GmbH [http://www.ibh.de/]

NOTES

        1. XDG Base Directory Specification
           http://www.freedesktop.org/Standards/basedir-spec

                                 May 23, 2009                     APT-DATER(5)