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run−parts − run scripts or programs in a directory


run−parts [−−test] [−−verbose] [−−report] [−−lsbsysinit] [−−umask=umask] [−−arg=argument] [−−exit−on−error] [−−help] [−−version] [−−list] [−−reverse] [−−] DIRECTORY

run−parts −V


run−parts runs all the executable files named within constraints described below, found in directory directory. Other files and directories are silently ignored.

If the −−lsbsysinit option is not given then the names must consist entirely of upper and lower case letters, digits, underscores, and 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−z0−9][a−z0−9−]*$).

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.



print the names of the scripts which would be run, but don’t actually run them.


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.


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 produces output on.


reverse the scripts’ execution order.


exit as soon as a script returns with a non-zero exit code.


Use LSB namespaces instead of classical behavior.

−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.


Copyright (C) 1994 Ian Jackson.

Copyright (C) 1996 Jeff Noxon.

Copyright (C) 1996, 1997, 1998 Guy Maor

Copyright (C) 2002, 2003, 2004 Clint Adams

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


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