minit-update(8) replace running minit with a new version


minit-update [ -v [ -u ] ]


minit-update is used to replace a running minit with a new version.

It tries to retrieve the state information about running services from minit, then have minit replace itself with the new version and restore the stored state information.


Unless the -u option is given, minit-update assumes you are running in test mode.
verbose operation
update mode


minit was written by Felix von Leitner and can be downloaded from his page at

minit-update was contributed by Florian Westphal.

This manpage was written by Erich Schubert <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux operating system.