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WDCTL(8)                  System Administration                 WDCTL(8)

NAME         top

       wdctl - show hardware watchdog status

SYNOPSIS         top

       wdctl [options] [device...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       Show hardware watchdog status. The default device is
       /dev/watchdog. If more than one device is specified then the
       output is separated by one blank line.

       If the device is already used or user has no permissions to read
       from the device, then wdctl reads data from sysfs. In this case
       information about supported features (flags) might be missing.

       Note that the number of supported watchdog features is hardware

OPTIONS         top

       -f, --flags list
           Print only the specified flags.

       -F, --noflags
           Do not print information about flags.

       -I, --noident
           Do not print watchdog identity information.

       -n, --noheadings
           Do not print a header line for flags table.

       -o, --output list
           Define the output columns to use in table of watchdog flags.
           If no output arrangement is specified, then a default set is
           used. Use --help to get list of all supported columns.

       -O, --oneline
           Print all wanted information on one line in key="value"
           output format.

       -p, --setpretimeout seconds
           Set the watchdog pre-timeout in seconds. A watchdog
           pre-timeout is a notification generated by the watchdog
           before the watchdog reset might occur in the event the
           watchdog has not been serviced. This notification is handled
           by the kernel and can be configured to take an action using
           sysfs or by --setpregovernor.

       -g, --setpregovernor governor
           Set pre-timeout governor name. For available governors see
           default wdctl output.

       -r, --raw
           Use the raw output format.

       -s, --settimeout seconds
           Set the watchdog timeout in seconds.

       -T, --notimeouts
           Do not print watchdog timeouts.

       -x, --flags-only
           Same as -I -T.

       -h, --help
           Display help text and exit.

       -V, --version
           Print version and exit.

AUTHORS         top

       Karel Zak <kzak@redhat.com>, Lennart Poettering

REPORTING BUGS         top

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AVAILABILITY         top

       The wdctl command is part of the util-linux package which can be
       downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive
       <https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/>. This page
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util-linux 2.39.594-1e0ad      2023-07-19                       WDCTL(8)