sy-update(1) Manages application updates


sy update check [-s | --snapshots] [-a | --api-endpoint=<url>]


This command manages updates of the application. It currently only performs update checks, but will likely be extended to automatically update the application. The following actions exist:

- The 'check' action checks if a new application version is available. It queries the Syncany API and outputs whether the local copy of the application is up-to-date. If it is not, it outputs the newest version and a download URL.


check [<args>]
Checks with the Syncany API ( for a new version.

-s, --snapshots

Instead of checking against application release versions (default), the command will also include daily snapshots.

-a, --api-endpoint=<url>
Selects the API endpoint to query against. If not given, the default endpoint URL will be used (


Syncany 0.4.7-alpha, Distributed under GPLv3, Copyright (c) 2011-2015 Philipp C. Heckel