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NAME

       vserver  -  The  vserver  utility  enables  you to manage the state of vservers, including
       building, starting, stopping, etc.

SYNTAX

       vserver [-s|--sync] [-v|--verbose] [--silent] [--] vserver command [--help] args*

       --sync - Perform synchronization with vshelper to ensure that the guest has been stopped

       --verbose - Makes things a lot louder.

       --silent - Removes most informative messages.

       vserver - The name of a vserver.

       command - One of the commands listed below.

       --help

              provides additional help for provided command, for example: vserver - build  --help
              args  are  the  arguments  that  are  possible  for the different commands, see the
              arguments for each command listed below

COMMANDS

       start [--rescue [--rescue-init] program args]

              Starts the specified vserver. The optional argument --rescue starts the vserver  in
              rescue  mode,  which runs program args* to start the vserver instead of whatever is
              configured. The optional argument --rescue-init makes the command appear as  PID  1
              in the vserver. This can be used to start /bin/bash to investigate why a vserver is
              not able to start correctly.

       stop [--rescue-init]

              Stops the specified vserver,  and  kills  the  remaining  processes.  The  optional
              argument  --rescue-init  can  be  used  to stop a vserver that was started with the
              option of the same name.

       restart

              Restarts the specified vserver. This is the subsequent execution of a  synchronized
              'stop' and a 'start'.

       condrestart

              Restarts a running vserver.

       suexec user program args*

              Executes program args* as the specified user in the vserver.

       exec program args*

              Executes program args* as the root user in the vserver.

       enter

              Executes  the configured shell (default: /bin/bash if it exists) in the vserver and
              allocates a pty.

       chkconfig chkconfig-options*

              Modifies the init-system; currently, only Red Hat's chkconfig is supported.

       running

              Returns an exit code of 0 iff the vserver is running, 1 if not.

       status

              Provides some human readable status information about the vserver, and succeeds iff
              the vserver is running.

       build buildopts*

              Create  a  vserver  from  scratch,  where the buildopts* are a set of options and a
              build method. As this option calls vserver-build, please see vserver-build(8) for a
              complete listing of possible options and methods.

       delete

              Remove a vserver.

       unify [-R] [vunify-opts*]

              Unify or de-unify the vserver with its reference vserver(s).

       pkg install pkg*

              Installs package(s) pkg 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 externalize|internalize [-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.

       hashify

              Hashify the vserver.

FILES

       /usr/sbin/vserver

       /etc/vservers/*

       /var/lib/vservers/*

EXAMPLES

       Please contribute some, if you feel it's important.

AUTHORS

       This man page was written by Micah Anderson <micah@debian.org> and based upon the  helpful
       output from the program itself.

SEE ALSO

       chbind(8)    chcontext(8)    rebootmgr(8)    reducecap(8)    vps(8)   vpstree(8)   vrpm(8)
       vserver-build(8) vserver-stat(8) vtop(8)