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       needrestart - needrestart


       needrestart checks which daemons need to be restarted after library upgrades.



              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>
              override debconf(7) frontend, sets the DEBIAN_FRONTEND environment variable to <fe>

       -t <seconds>
              When checking running interpreter processes, allow process  start  times  that  are
              close  to  timestamps of files the interpreter uses, within this tolerance (default
              2). The default value of 2 seconds is best for checks  of  Linux  hosts,  on  which
              system  limitations  prevent  more  accurate  measurements  of process start times.
              Values higher than 0 should prevent false positives yet may in extreme cases  cause
              false negatives; values higher than 2 should not be necessary.

       -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


       The  following  environment  variables  can  be  used to override the config file options.
       Command line parameters do always supersede them.

              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

              The debconf(7) frontend to use, can also set using the -f parameter.

              If set to a non-empty value the apt-get(8) hook  will  not  run  needrestart  after
              installing or updating packages.


       Thomas Liske <>


       2013 - 2022 (C) Thomas Liske []

       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.