Friday, January 6, 2017

Apticron

Apticron is a computer program that runs on a Unix shell. What this means is it runs on a command-line interpreter. It runs once a day and generates a mail listing packages which are pending an upgrade. So this shell script tells you through email that your machine have pending upgrades. If you want to keep track of what packages were upgraded the last time Apticron ran, what packages were upgraded or not upgraded, the information is an email away from an system administrator.

Files are in /etc/apticron/apticron.conf and /etc/cron.d/apticron.
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