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bootctl — Control the firmware and boot manager settings


bootctl [OPTIONS...] {COMMAND}


bootctl may be used to query or (in the future) change the firmware and boot manager settings.

Firmware information is available only on EFI systems.

Currently, only the gummiboot(8) boot manager implements the required boot loader interface to provide complete boot manager information.


The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Print a short help text and exit.


Print a short version string and exit.

The following commands are understood:


Show firmware and boot manager information about the system, including secure boot mode status and selected firmware entry (where available).

Exit status

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

See Also

Boot loader interface, Boot loader specification, gummiboot