BOOTCTL(1)                         bootctl                        BOOTCTL(1)


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).


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


Boot loader interface[1], Boot loader specification[2], gummiboot[3]


1. Boot loader interface

2. Boot loader specification

3. gummiboot


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systemd 218                                                       BOOTCTL(1)


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