update-aide.conf - build run-time AIDE configuration
rebuilds the runtime AIDE configuration.
/etc/aide/aide.conf and the contents of the /etc/aide/aide.conf.d directory.
If one of these files is executable, update-aide.conf
executes the file
and uses its stdout for the AIDE configuration. For files that are not
executable, their contents is copied into AIDE configuration verbatim. The
input paths can be controlled from the command line or using configuration
options in /etc/default/aide. update-aide.conf
is primarily used by
(8), the aide
wrapper and and the
Debian Packages might drop configuration snippets in
, which will be picked up automatically by aide
if the default paths are used. If you would prefer to control your rules
yourself, you might want to point update-aide.conf
to a different
conf.d directory by configuring /etc/default/aide
can then use symlinks to select Debian rules. Or you can edit the files
dropped into /etc/aide/aide.conf.d
yourself, they are dpkg-conffiles.
All command line settings can also be overridden by setting the appropriate
environment variable from /etc/default/aide. Additionally, values set in the
environment prior to the call to update-aide.conf are also honored. The
location of the defaults file can also be overridden from the environment.
- -v, --verbose
- Enable verbose mode, tell about ignored files
- -h, --help
- Show this message
- Do not remove comment lines
- Remove comment lines (default)
- -o, --output
- write output to file instead of
- -d, --confdir
- read input from given directory instead of /etc/aide. Can
be overridden using UPAC_CONFDIR.
- -D, --confd
- read config file snippets from given directory instead of
/etc/aide/aide.conf.d. Can be overridden using UPAC_CONFD.
- -S, --settingsd
- read settings files from given directory instead of
/etc/aide/aide.settings.d. Can be overridden using UPAC_SETTINGSD.
- -a, --autoconfigfile
- write output to the given file instead of
/var/lib/aide/aide.conf.autogenerated. Can be overridden using
- -m, --mainconfigfile
- read main part of aide configuration from given file
instead of /etc/aide/aide.conf. Can be overridden using
- main AIDE configuration file
- configuration file fragments to be added to the master
- settings files parsed by some configuration files in
- Debian aide defaults file used for permanently overriding
some option defaults. This can be overridden from the environment using
the UPAC_DEFAULTFILE variable.
This manual page was written by Mike Markley <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Marc
Haber <email@example.com>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system
(but may be used by others).