update-aide.conf

UPDATE-AIDE.CONF(8)         System Manager's Manual        UPDATE-AIDE.CONF(8)



NAME
       update-aide.conf - build run-time AIDE configuration

SYNOPSIS
       update-aide.conf

DESCRIPTION
       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 executable, update-aide.conf
       executes the file and uses its stdout for the AIDE configuration. For
       files that are not executable, 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.

       All command line settings can also be overridden by setting the
       appropriate environment variable from /etc/default/aide. Additionally,
       values set in the environment prior to the call to update-aide.conf are
       also honored. The location of the defaults file can also be overridden
       from the environment.

OPTIONS
       -v, --verbose
              Enable verbose mode, tell about ignored files

       -h, --help
              Show this message

       --keepcomments
              Do not remove comment lines

       --removecomments
              Remove comment lines (default)

       -o, --output
              write output to file instead of
              /var/lib/aide/aide.conf.autogenerated

       -d, --confdir
              read input from given directory instead of /etc/aide. Can be
              overridden using UPAC_CONFDIR.

       -D, --confd
              read config file snippets from given directory instead of
              /etc/aide/aide.conf.d. Can be overridden using UPAC_CONFD.

       -S, --settingsd
              read settings files from given directory instead of
              /etc/aide/aide.settings.d. Can be overridden using
              UPAC_SETTINGSD.

       -a, --autoconfigfile
              write output to the given file instead of
              /var/lib/aide/aide.conf.autogenerated. Can be overridden using
              UPAC_AUTOCONFIGFILE.

       -m, --mainconfigfile
              read main part of aide configuration from given file instead of
              /etc/aide/aide.conf. Can be overridden using UPAC_MAINCONFIGFILE

FILES
       /etc/aide/aide.conf
              main AIDE configuration file

       /etc/aide/aide.conf.d
              configuration file fragments to be added to the master
              configuration file

       /etc/aide/aide.settings.d
              settings files parsed by some configuration files in UPAC_CONFD.

       /etc/default/aide
              Debian aide defaults file used for permanently overriding some
              option defaults. This can be overridden from the environment
              using the UPAC_DEFAULTFILE variable.

AUTHOR
       This manual page was written by Mike Markley <mike@markley.org> and
       Marc Haber <mh+debian-packages@zugschlus.de>, for the Debian GNU/Linux
       system (but may be used by others).



                                 Jan 25, 2013              UPDATE-AIDE.CONF(8)