Terminal-based remote package update manager
apt-dater [[-(c config|v|[n]r)]]
This manual page documents briefly the apt-dater command.
apt-dater is a program to manage package updats on a large number of remote hosts using SSH.
apt-dater accepts the following command parameters:
Use alternative config file. Default is $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/apt-dater/apt-dater.conf.
Show apt-dater version and copyright statement.
Refresh hosts and create XML report on stdout. apt-dater must be compiled with XMLREPORT feature.
Prevent hosts to be refreshed before create XML report (useful for cronjobs which do not have access to SSH key(s)).
The maintainer's name (i.e. used by debtrack). If not set, the GECOS entry for the current user will be used. This environment variable could be forwarded to remote hosts with the ssh(1) SendEnv+AcceptEnv options.
The configuration file of apt-dater
Contains all hosts you would like to manage
apt-dater.conf(5), aptitude(1), apt-get(1), debtrack, screen(1), ssh(1).
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