update-aide.conf - build run-time AIDE configuration
update-aide.conf rebuilds the runtime AIDE configuration.
/etc/aide/aide.conf and the contents of the /etc/aide/aide.conf.d
directory. If one of these files is executeable, update-aide.conf
executes the file and uses its stdout for the AIDE configuration. For
files that are not executeable, their contents is copied into AIDE
configuration verbatim. The input paths can be controlled from the
command line or using configuration options in /etc/default/aide.
update-aide.conf is primarily used by aideinit (8), the aide wrapper
and and the /etc/cron.daily/aide script.
Debian Packages might drop configuration snippets in
/etc/aide/aide.conf.d , which will be picked up automatically by aide
if the default paths are used. If you would prefer to control your
rules yourself, you might want to point update-aide.conf to a different
conf.d directory by configuring /etc/default/aide appropriately. You
can then use symlinks to select Debian rules. Or you can edit the files
dropped into /etc/aide/aide.conf.d yourself, they are dpkg-conffiles.
Enable verbose mode, tell about ignored files
Show this message
Do not remove comment lines
Remove comment lines (default)
write output to file instead of
read input from given directory instead of /etc/aide. The
default can be overridden using the UPAC_CONFDIR directive in
read config file snippets from given directory instead of
/etc/aide/aide.conf.d. The default can be overridden using the
UPAC_CONFD directive in /etc/default/aide.
read settings files from given directory instead of
/etc/aide/aide.settings.d. The default can be overridden using
the UPAC_SETTINGSD directive in /etc/default/aide.
main AIDE configuration file
configuration file fragments to be added to the master
settings files parsed by some configuration files in UPAC_CONFD
Debian aide defaults file used for permanently overriding some
This manual page was written by Mike Markley <firstname.lastname@example.org> and
Marc Haber <email@example.com>, for the Debian GNU/Linux
system (but may be used by others).
Jan 23, 2005