aide.wrapper [options]


aide.wrapper calls the aide binary with --config appropriate for the mechanisms automatically used in the Debian package. To prevent damage to the database, aide.wrapper takes out a lock and will refuse to run a second aide process when there is still another one running.

If no --config option explicitly given, aide.wrapper will set --config to /var/lib/aide/aide.conf.autogenerated and invoke update-aide.conf prior to invoking the aide binary.


aide.wrapper hands down all options down to the aide binary verbatim and only detects the presence of --config to determine whether to call update-aide.conf or not.



AIDE configuration file


AIDE binary


Lock file


This manual page was written by Marc Haber <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).