Administrative Compatibility Tool

Current version: 0.1.0 (4 May 2024) [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, managing systems in bulk via a terminal multiplexer, 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.

To install act, follow these steps:

tar xzf act-0.1.0.tar.gz
cd act-0.1.0
sh ./configure
sudo make install

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


0.1.0 - 4 May 2024

0.0.1 - 28 April 2024