AIDEINIT(8)                 System Manager's Manual                AIDEINIT(8)

       aideinit - create a new AIDE database

       aideinit [options]

       aideinit creates a new AIDE database. It will initialize an AIDE
       database in the default database_out location. It will then prompt you
       to replace your existing AIDE database. In most cases you will want to
       check for any problems before doing this.

       aideinit attempts to automatically detect the correct locations of your
       database and database_out files based on your aide.conf settings. These
       settings may be overridden on the command line, as may the prompts.

       -y, --yes
              Overwrite database_out file

       -f, --force
              Force overwrite of database with new database

       -c, --config
              Specify alternate config file

       -o, --output
              Specify alternate output file

       -d, --database
              Specify alternate database file

       -b, --background
              Run in the background (will mail any errors to aide.conf MAILTO
              or root)

       /etc/aide/aide.conf, /etc/aide/aide.conf.d
              Default AIDE configuration files

              Default location for AIDE database

              Default location for newly-created AIDE database

       This manual page was written by Mike Markley <>, for
       the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                 Dec 19, 2003                      AIDEINIT(8)