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Linux 2.6 - man page for run-parts (linux section 8)

RUN-PARTS(8)									     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 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

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 1994 Ian Jackson.

       Copyright (C) 1996 Jeff Noxon.

       Copyright (C) 1996, 1997, 1998 Guy Maor

       Copyright (C) 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Clint Adams

       run-parts  is  free  software;  see  the GNU General Public License version 2 or later for
       copying conditions.  There is no warranty.

Debian					   14 Nov 2010				     RUN-PARTS(8)


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