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unattended-upgrade(8)							    unattended-upgrade(8)

       unattended-upgrade - automatic installation of security (and other) upgrades

       unattended-upgrade [options]

       This program can download and install security upgrades automatically and unattended, tak-
       ing care to only install packages from the configured APT source, and  checking	for  dpkg
       prompts	about  configuration  file  changes. All output is logged to /var/log/unattended-

       This script is the backend for the APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade option  and  designed
       to be run from cron (e.g. via /etc/cron.daily/apt).

       unattended-upgrade accepts the following options

       -h, --help
	      help output

       -d, --debug
	      extra debug output into /var/log/unattended-upgrades.log

	      Just simulate installing updates, do not actually do it

       The  configuration  is done via the apt configuration mechanism, the default configuration
       file can be found at /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades

       unattended-upgrade is written by Michael Vogt <mvo@ubuntu.com>

       This manual page was originally written by Michael Vogt <mvo@ubuntu.com>

       Copyright  (C)  2005-2009 Canonical

       There is NO warranty.  You may redistribute this software under the  terms  of	the   GNU
       General	 Public  License.   For more information about these matters, see the files named

					   May 4, 2009			    unattended-upgrade(8)
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