Saturday, December 01, 2012

How to detect if reboot is required after running apt upgrade

So you have a Debian based installation (i.e., Ubuntu, Linux Mint and of course Debian itself), how would you know if you need to reboot after running apt-get upgrade?

Well, this should be as easy as checking for the presence of the file /var/run/reboot-required

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