plymouth - Send commands to plymouthd


   plymouth [OPTION...]

   plymouth COMMAND [OPTION...]


   The plymouth sends commands to a running plymouthd. This is used during
   the boot process to control the display of the graphical boot splash.


   The following options are understood. These options are supported for
   compatibility with the old rhgb-client interface, and have been
   replaced by the commands that are described in the next section.

       Show summary of options.

       Enable verbose debug logging.

       Get directory where splash plugins are installed.

       Tell plymouthd that the new root filesystem is mounted.

       Tell plymouthd to quit.

       Check if plymouthd is running.

       Check if plymouthd has an active vt.

       Tell plymouthd root filesystem is mounted read-write.

       Show the splash screen.

       Hide the splash screen.

       Ask the user for a password.

       Remove sensitivity to a keystroke.

       Tell plymouthd an update about boot progress.

       Tell plymouthd there were errors during boot.

       Wait for plymouthd to quit.


   The following commands are understood:

   change-mode OPTION
       Change the operation mode.

           Start the system up

           Shutting the system up

           Applying updates

   system-update OPTION
       Tell plymouthd about boot progress.

           The percentage progress of the updates

   update OPTION
       Tell plymouthd about boot status changes.

           Tell plymouthd the current boot status

   update-root-fs OPTION
       Tell plymouthd about root filesystem changes.

           Root filesystem is about to change

           Root filesystem is no longer read-only

       Tell plymouthd to show splash screen.

       Tell plymouthd to hide splash screen.

   ask-for-password OPTION
       Ask the user for a password.

           Command to send password to via standard input

           Message to display when asking for password

           Number of times to ask before giving up (requires --command)

           Don't pause boot progress bar while asking

       Ask the user a question.

           Command to send the answer to via standard input

           Message to display when asking the question

           Don't pause boot progress bar while asking

   display-message OPTION
       Display a message.

           The message text

   hide-message OPTION
       Hide a message.

           The message text

   watch-keystroke OPTION
       Become sensitive to a keystroke.

           Command to send keystroke to via standard input

           Keys to become sensitive to

   ignore-keystroke OPTION
       Remove sensitivity to a keystroke.

           Keys to remove sensitivitiy from

       Pause boot progress bar.

       Unpause boot progress bar.

       Tell plymouthd there were errors during boot.

       Tell plymouthd to deactivate.

       Tell plymouthd to reactivate.

   quit OPTION
       Tell plymouthd to quit.

           Don't explicitly hide boot splash on exit


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