bootctl - Control the firmware and boot manager settings


   bootctl [OPTIONS...] status

   bootctl [OPTIONS...] update

   bootctl [OPTIONS...] install

   bootctl [OPTIONS...] remove


   bootctl checks, updates, installs or removes the boot loader from the
   current system.

   bootctl status checks and prints the currently installed versions of
   the boot loader binaries and all current EFI boot variables.

   bootctl update updates all installed versions of systemd-boot, if the
   current version is newer than the version installed in the EFI system
   partition. This also includes the EFI default/fallback loader at
   /EFI/BOOT/BOOT*.EFI. A systemd-boot entry in the EFI boot variables is
   created if there is no current entry. The created entry will be added
   to the end of the boot order list.

   bootctl install installs systemd-boot into the EFI system partition. A
   copy of systemd-boot will be stored as the EFI default/fallback loader
   at /EFI/BOOT/BOOT*.EFI. A systemd-boot entry in the EFI boot variables
   is created and added to the top of the boot order list.

   bootctl remove removes all installed versions of systemd-boot from the
   EFI system partition, and removes systemd-boot from the EFI boot

   If no command is passed, status is implied.


   The following options are understood:

   -h, --help
       Print a short help text and exit.

       Print a short version string and exit.

       Path to the EFI System Partition (ESP). If not specified, /efi,
       /boot, and /boot/efi are checked in turn. It is recommended to
       mount the ESP to /boot, if possible.

       Do not touch the EFI boot variables.


   On success, 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.


   Boot loader specification[1] Systemd boot loader interface[2]


    1. Boot loader specification

    2. Systemd boot loader interface


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