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Get details about a registered action

see also : pkcheck - pkexec - pkttyagent


pkaction [--version] [--help]

pkaction [--verbose]

pkaction --action-id action [--verbose]

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pkaction is used to obtain information about registered PolicyKit actions. If called with --action-id then all actions are displayed. Otherwise the action action. If called without the --verbose option only the name of the action is shown. Otherwise details about the actions are shown.

return value

On success pkaction returns 0. Otherwise a non-zero value is returned and a diagnostic message is printed on standard error.


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see also

polkit, pkcheck , pkexec , pkttyagent


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