RUN-PARTS(8) System Manager's Manual RUN-PARTS(8)
run-parts - run scripts or programs in a directory
run-parts [--test] [--verbose] [--report] [--lsbsysinit]
[--umask=umask] [--arg=argument] [--exit-on-error] [--help] [--version]
[--list] [--reverse] [--] DIRECTORY
run-parts runs all the executable files named within constraints
described below, found in directory directory. Other files and direc-
tories are silently ignored.
If the --lsbsysinit option is not given then the names must consist
entirely of upper and lower case letters, digits, underscores, and
If the --lsbsysinit option is given, then the names must not end in
.dpkg-old or .dpkg-dist and must belong to one or more of the follow-
ing namespaces: the LANANA-assigned namespace (^[a-z0-9]+$); the LSB
hierarchical and reserved namespaces (^_?([a-z0-9_.]+-)+[a-z0-9]+$);
and the Debian cron script namespace (^[a-z0-9][a-z0-9-]*$).
Files are run in the lexical sort order of their names unless the
--reverse option is given, in which case they are run in the opposite
--test print the names of the scripts which would be run, but don't
actually run them.
--list print the names of the all matching files (not limited to exe-
cutables), but don't actually run them. This option cannot be
used with --test.
print the name of each script to stderr before running.
similar to --verbose, but only prints the name of scripts which
produce output. The script's name is printed to whichever of
stdout or stderr the script first produces output on.
reverse the scripts' execution order.
exit as soon as a script returns with a non-zero exit code.
Use LSB namespaces instead of classical behavior.
Sets the umask to umask before running the scripts. umask
should be specified in octal. By default the umask is set to
Pass argument to the scripts. Use --arg once for each argument
you want passed.
-- Specifies that this is the end of the options. Any filename
after -- will be not be interpreted as an option even if it
starts with a hyphen.
Display usage information and exit.
Display version and copyright and exit.
Copyright (C) 1994 Ian Jackson.
Copyright (C) 1996 Jeff Noxon.
Copyright (C) 1996, 1997, 1998 Guy Maor
Copyright (C) 2002, 2003, 2004 Clint Adams
run-parts is free software; see the GNU General Public License version
2 or later for copying conditions. There is no warranty.
Debian 9 May 2004 RUN-PARTS(8)