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       vserver  -  The  vserver  utility  enables  you  to manage the state of
       vservers, including building, starting, stopping, etc.


       vserver [-s|--sync]  [-v|--verbose]  [--silent]  [--]  vserver  command
       [--help] args*

       --sync - Perform synchronization with vshelper to ensure that the guest
       has been stopped

       --verbose - Makes things a lot louder.

       --silent - Removes most informative messages.

       vserver - The name of a vserver.

       command - One of the commands listed below.


              provides  additional  help  for  provided  command, for example:
              vserver - build --help args are the arguments that are  possible
              for  the  different commands, see the arguments for each command
              listed below


       start [--rescue [--rescue-init] program args]

              Starts the specified vserver.  The  optional  argument  --rescue
              starts  the  vserver in rescue mode, which runs program args* to
              start  the  vserver  instead  of  whatever  is  configured.  The
              optional  argument --rescue-init makes the command appear as PID
              1 in the vserver.  This  can  be  used  to  start  /bin/bash  to
              investigate why a vserver is not able to start correctly.

       stop [--rescue-init]

              Stops  the specified vserver, and kills the remaining processes.
              The optional argument  --rescue-init  can  be  used  to  stop  a
              vserver that was started with the option of the same name.


              Restarts the specified vserver. This is the subsequent execution
              of a synchronized ’stop’ and a ’start’.


              Restarts a running vserver.

       suexec user program args*

              Executes program args* as the specified user in the vserver.

       exec program args*

              Executes program args* as the root user in the vserver.


              Executes the configured shell (default: /bin/bash if it  exists)
              in the vserver and allocates a pty.

       chkconfig chkconfig-options*

              Modifies the init-system; currently, only Red Hat’s chkconfig is


              Returns an exit code of 0 iff the vserver is running, 1 if  not.


              Provides  some  human  readable  status  information  about  the
              vserver, and succeeds iff the vserver is running.

       build buildopts*

              Create a vserver from scratch, where the buildopts* are a set of
              options  and a build method. As this option calls vserver-build,
              please see vserver-build(8) for a complete listing  of  possible
              options and methods.


              Remove a vserver.

       unify [-R] [vunify-opts*]

              Unify or de-unify the vserver with its reference vserver(s).

       pkg install pkg*

              Installs package(s) pkg in the vserver.

       apt-get,apt-config,apt-cache apt-opts*

              Execute the apt-* command for the given vserver

       rpm rpm-opts*

              Execute the rpm command for the given vserver.

       pkgmgmt externalize|internalize [-y]

              Externalize  or internalize the package-management for the given
              vserver.   ´Externalize’  means  that   package   metadata   and
              management  tools  (apt-get,rpm)  are  living in the host, while
              ’internalize’ means that data and programs from the vserver will
              be used.


              Hashify the vserver.






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       This  man  page  was  written  by Micah Anderson <> and
       based upon the helpful output from the program itself.


       chbind(8)  chcontext(8)  rebootmgr(8)  reducecap(8)  vps(8)  vpstree(8)
       vrpm(8) vserver-build(8) vserver-stat(8) vtop(8)