The ossec-execd program runs active responses by initiating the configured scripts. It also handles the socket needed to perform remote upgrades in the agents.

-c <config>

Run using <config> as the configuration file.

Default value



Run in debug mode. This option may be repeated to increase the verbosity of the debug messages.


Run in the foreground.

-g <group>

Run as a specific group.


Display the help message.


Test configuration.


Display the version and license information