needrestart(1) needrestart


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


needrestart [-(v|q)] [-n] [-c <cfg>] [-r <mode>] [-f <fe>] [-(b|p)] [-kl]
be more verbose
be quiet
-m <mode>
set level of technical details

(e)asy mode

(a)dvaned mode
set default answer to 'no'
-c <cfg>
config filename
-r <mode>
set restart mode

(l)ist only

(i)nteractive restart

(a)utomatically restart
enable batch mode
nagios plugin mode: makes output and exit codes nagios compatible
-f <fe>
overwrite debconf(7) frontend, sets the DEBIAN_FRONT environment variable to <fe>

By using one of the following options only the specified checks are performed:

check for obsolete kernel
check for obsolete libraries


Thomas Liske <[email protected]>


2013 - 2016 (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.