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RUN-PARTS(8)                System Manager's Manual               RUN-PARTS(8)



NAME
       run-parts - run scripts or programs in a directory

SYNOPSIS
       run-parts     [--test]     [--verbose]     [--report]    [--lsbsysinit]
       [--umask=umask] [--arg=argument] [--exit-on-error] [--help] [--version]
       [--list] [--reverse] [--] DIRECTORY

       run-parts -V

DESCRIPTION
       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
       hyphens.

       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
       order.


   OPTIONS
       --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.

       -v, --verbose
              print the name of each script to stderr before running.

       --report
              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
              reverse the scripts' execution order.

       --exit-on-error
              exit as soon as a script returns with a non-zero exit code.

       --lsbsysinit
              Use LSB namespaces instead of classical behavior.

       -u, --umask=umask
              Sets the umask to  umask  before  running  the  scripts.   umask
              should  be  specified  in octal.  By default the umask is set to
              022.

       -a, --arg=argument
              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.

       -h, --help
              Display usage information and exit.

       -V, --version
              Display version and copyright and exit.


COPYRIGHT
       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)