Administrative Compatibility Tool

Current version: 0.0.0 (2 December 2023) [src]

act, the Administrative Compatibility Tool, provides a consistent interface for system administration activities across multiple types of Unix-like operating system.

The tool is intended to simplify administrative tasks across a heterogeneous estate, especially when performing automated updates or running under the control of a management interface. It is not intended to completely replace native administrative commands for more advanced usage.

User-defined hooks can be added, which run before and after each action.

Supported operating systems:

Supported tasks include package installation, updating, reinstallation, and removal; and service listing, stopping, starting, restarting, and masking.

This software is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3 or later.

This is a pre-release / proof-of-concept version. It has only been tested on Debian 12 and does not yet support other operating systems.

To install act, follow these steps:

tar xzf act-0.0.0.tar.gz
cd act-0.0.0-UNRELEASED
sh ./configure
sudo make install

Comments, bug reports, and patches can be sent using the Issue tracker, or through the Contact Form.


0.0.0-UNRELEASED - 2 December 2023