update-sources - Update the source index


suricata-update update-sources


The update-sources command downloads the latest index of available sources.


-h, --help

Show help.

-D <directory>, --data-dir <directory>

Set an alternate data directory.

Default: /var/lib/suricata

-c <filename>, --config <filename>

Path to the suricata-update config file.

Default: /etc/suricata/update.yaml

-q, --quiet

Run quietly. Only warning and error messages will be displayed.

-v, --verbose

Provide more verbose output.

--suricata-conf <path>

Path to the suricata config file.

Default: /etc/suricata/suricata.yaml

--suricata <path>

The path to the Suricata program. If not provided suricata-update will attempt to find Suricata on your path.

The Suricata program is used to determine the version of Suricata as well as providing information about the Suricata configuration.

--suricata-version <version>

Set the Suricata version to a specific version instead of checking the version of Suricata on the path.

--user-agent <string>

Set a custom user agent string for HTTP requests.

-s, --show-advanced

Show advanced options.

Files and Directories


Where the downloaded source index is cached.

Environment Variables


This environment variable allows the specification of an alternate URL to download the index from.



The default URL used to download the index from.