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Run scripts or programs in a directory.

27 Jun 2012
RUN-PARTS(8)                         System Manager's Manual                         RUN-PARTS(8)

NAME run-parts - run scripts or programs in a directory
SYNOPSIS run-parts [--test] [--verbose] [--report] [--lsbsysinit] [--regex=RE] [--umask=umask] [--arg=argument] [--exit-on-error] [--help] [--version] [--list] [--reverse] [--] DIREC‐ TORY run-parts -V
DESCRIPTION run-parts runs all the executable files named within constraints described below, found in directory directory. Other files and directories are silently ignored. If neither the --lsbsysinit option nor the --regex option is given then the names must consist entirely of ASCII upper- and lower-case letters, ASCII digits, ASCII underscores, and ASCII minus-hyphens. If the --lsbsysinit option is given, then the names must not end in .dpkg-old or .dpkg-dist or .dpkg-new or .dpkg-tmp, and must belong to one or more of the following namespaces: the LANANA-assigned namespace (^[a-z0-9]+$); the LSB hierarchical and reserved namespaces (^_?([a-z0-9_.]+-)+[a-z0-9]+$); and the Debian cron script namespace (^[a-zA- Z0-9_-]+$). If the --regex option is given, the names must match the custom extended regular expres‐ sion specified as that option's argument. Files are run in the lexical sort order (according to the C/POSIX locale character colla‐ tion rules) of their names unless the --reverse option is given, in which case they are run in the opposite order.
OPTIONS --test print the names of the scripts which would be run, but don't actually run them. --list print the names of the all matching files (not limited to executables), but don't actually run them. This option cannot be used with --test. -v, --verbose print the name of each script to stderr before running. --report similar to --verbose, but only prints the name of scripts which produce output. The script's name is printed to whichever of stdout or stderr the script first pro‐ duces output on. --reverse reverse the scripts' execution order. --exit-on-error exit as soon as a script returns with a non-zero exit code. --lsbsysinit use LSB namespaces instead of classical behavior. --new-session run each script in a separate process session. If you use this option, killing run-parts will not kill the currently running script, it will run until completion. --regex=RE validate filenames against custom extended regular expression RE. See the EXAMPLES section for an example. -u, --umask=umask sets the umask to umask before running the scripts. umask should be specified in octal. By default the umask is set to 022. -a, --arg=argument pass argument to the scripts. Use --arg once for each argument you want passed. -- specifies that this is the end of the options. Any filename after -- will be not be interpreted as an option even if it starts with a hyphen. -h, --help display usage information and exit. -V, --version display version and copyright and exit.
EXAMPLES Print the names of all files in /etc that start with `p' and end with `d': run-parts --list --regex '^p.*d$' /etc
Debian 27 Jun 2012 RUN-PARTS(8)
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