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Configuration file of apt-dater(8).

February 28, 2015
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apt-dater.xml - configuration file of apt-dater(8)


<apt-dater xmlns:xi=""> <ssh spawn-agent="true"> <add-key fn="/path/to/id_rsa1"/> <add-key fn="/path/to/id_rsa2"/> </ssh> <paths hosts-file="path-to/hosts.xml" stats-dir="path-to/stats"/> <history record="true" err-pattern="((?<!no )error|warning|fail)"/> </apt-dater>


The file apt-dater.xml is the configuration file for apt-dater(8). apt-dater(8) is a program to manage package updates on a large number of remote hosts using SSH. This man page descripes briefly the parameters of the file apt-dater.xml. The default location of this file is $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/apt-dater/apt-dater.xml. The configuration file is parsed using libxml2 and supports Xincludes.


Attributes of the 'paths' element hosts-file="$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/apt-dater/hosts.xml" The location of the file contains all host which will be managed with apt-dater. (optional) stats-dir="$XDG_DATA_HOME/apt-dater" The location of the directory which contains the status files of any host. (optional) Attributes of the'screen' element rc-file="$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/apt-dater/screenrc" Location of screen(1) config file. (optional) title="%m # %u@%h:%p" Template for screen titles using string escapes. (optional) no-dumps="false" Enables/disables support of screen dumps. (optional) query-maintainer="false" If set to 1, apt-dater will ask for the maintainers name on startup. If set to 2, apt-dater will only ask if no MAINTAINER environment variable is set. Attributes of the'ssh' element cmd="/usr/bin/ssh The location of ssh-client binary. sftp-cmd The command to initiate sftp file transfer e.g. /usr/bin/sftp opt-cmd-flags Additional ssh-client command flags, which will be appended. spawn-agent="false" If enabled, apt-dater tries to spawn ssh-agent(1) if none is already running. ssh-add(1) will be called to load your private keys. add-keys List of private keys which should be loaded when apt-dater calls ssh-add(1). apt-dater will try to load additional private SSH keys using ssh-add(1) during start. Those keys needs to be listed as add-key child elements. The attribute fn refers to the filename of the private key: <ssh spawn-agent="false" ..> <add-key fn="/path/to/id_rsa1"/> </ssh> Attributes of the'commands' element CmdRefresh="apt-dater-host refresh" The command which will be used to refresh the status of the managed host. CmdUpgrade="apt-dater-host upgrade" The command which will be used to intitate a upgrade of a managed host. CmdInstall="apt-dater-host install %s" The command which will be used to update a single package. %s will be replaced by the name of the package. Attributes of the'appearance' element colors Set your own color style of the ui components. To highlight colors you can use the bright* keyword. Example: Colors=menu brightgreen blue;status brightgreen blue;selector black red; . Components are: default menu status selector hoststatus query input Colors are: default black cyan green magenta red white yellow Attributes of the'auto-ref' element enabled="true" Enabled the auto refresh feature if compiled in (see README.autoref). Attributes of the'notify' element beep="true" Enables user notification by terminal bell. flash="true" Enables user notification by terminal flashing. Attributes of the'history' element err-pattern="((?<!no )error|warning|fail)" A regular expression pattern to match the screen output. A match indicates the user should be asked to review the output (using less). (Optional) record="true" Enables session recording using script(1). (Optional) Attributes of the'hooks' element pre-update="/etc/apt-dater/pre-upg.d", pre-refresh="/etc/apt-dater/pre-ref.d", pre-install="/etc/apt-dater/pre-ins.d", pre-connect="/etc/apt-dater/pre-con.d", post-update="/etc/apt-dater/post-upg.d", post-refresh="/etc/apt-dater/post-ref.d", post-install="/etc/apt-dater/post-ins.d", post-connect="/etc/apt-dater/post-con.d" Hooks to be run before and after an action on a host is done. The values should be path names, any executable script within these directories will be run by run-parts(8).


apt-dater(8) provides an string escape mechanism. The escape character is '%'. .sp Table 1. List of supported escapes. ┌───────┬──────────────────────────────────┐ │escape │ replaced by │ ├───────┼──────────────────────────────────┤ │% │ escape character │ ├───────┼──────────────────────────────────┤ │h │ hostname │ ├───────┼──────────────────────────────────┤ │H │ SSH hostname used for connecting │ ├───────┼──────────────────────────────────┤ │m │ maintainer name │ ├───────┼──────────────────────────────────┤ │p │ SSH port number │ ├───────┼──────────────────────────────────┤ │u │ SSH username │ ├───────┼──────────────────────────────────┤ │U │ SSH username appended by '@', │ │ │ empty string if no SSH username │ │ │ is configured. │ └───────┴──────────────────────────────────┘


apt-dater.xml The configuration file of apt-dater. hosts.xml Contains all hosts you would like to manage.


apt-dater(8), apt-get(1), debtrack, screen(1), script(1), ssh(1), XDG Base Directory Specification[1].


Thomas Liske <> maintainer Andre Ellguth ex-maintainer
Copyright © 2008-2015 IBH IT-Service GmbH []


1. XDG Base Directory Specification
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