The ossec-makelists utility to compile cdb databases. This will scan ossec.conf for database files, check the mtime, and recompile all out of date databases.

-c <config>

Run with configuration file of config.

Default Value


-D <dir>

Directory to chroot into.

Default value



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


Force the rebuild of all configured databases.

-g <group>

Run as a group.


Display the help message.


Test configuration.

-u <user>

Run as a user.


Display the version and license information.