action may require restart

This command looks at the system for signs that a restart is needed. If it seems that a restart is needed, the action completion status will be set to Pending Restart until a restart occurs.

If the optional name argument is given and a restart is needed, then the client will mark name as needing a restart. The pending restart inspector can then be used to see which actions require a restart.

Version Platforms
8.0.584.0 AIX, HP-UX, Mac, Red Hat, SUSE, Solaris, Windows
8.1.535.0 Debian, Ubuntu


action may require restart [name]


This command is commonly used with patches from Windows Update that might require a restart. For example:

prefetch WindowsXP-KB2914368-x86-ENU.exe sha1:1d9a306f9e5dd564c8ffdcdb8717c4ae2588db3d size:530672 sha256:6a8e3034478704c7701e2e2279811e278eec45cc218f50c8ab0701a6b732afc4

waithidden __Download\WindowsXP-KB2914368-x86-ENU.exe /quiet /norestart

action may require restart "1d9a306f9e5dd564c8ffdcdb8717c4ae2588db3d"

If this action requires a restart, then this relevance will return True:

pending restart "1d9a306f9e5dd564c8ffdcdb8717c4ae2588db3d"