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update-aide.conf - build run-time AIDE configuration  




update-aide.conf 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 executeable, update-aide.conf executes the file and uses its stdout for the AIDE configuration. For files that are not executeable, 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 aideinit (8), the aide wrapper and and the /etc/cron.daily/aide script.

Debian Packages might drop configuration snippets in /etc/aide/aide.conf.d , 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 appropriately. You 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.  


-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 /var/lib/aide/aide.conf.autogenerated
-d, --confdir
read input from given directory instead of /etc/aide. The default can be overridden using the UPAC_CONFDIR directive in /etc/default/aide.
-D, --confd
read config file snippets from given directory instead of /etc/aide/aide.conf.d. The default can be overridden using the UPAC_CONFD directive in /etc/default/aide.
-S, --settingsd
read settings files from given directory instead of /etc/aide/aide.settings.d. The default can be overridden using the UPAC_SETTINGSD directive in /etc/default/aide.


main AIDE configuration file
configuration file fragments to be added to the master configuration file
settings files parsed by some configuration files in UPAC_CONFD
Debian aide defaults file used for permanently overriding some option defaults.


This manual page was written by Mike Markley <> and Marc Haber <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).




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