The Salt minion daemon, receives commands from a remote Salt master.
salt-minion [ options ]
The Salt minion receives commands from the central Salt master and replies with the results of said commands.
Print the version of Salt that is running.
Show program's dependencies and version number, and then exit
Show the help message and exit
The location of the Salt configuration directory. This directory contains
the configuration files for Salt master and minions. The default location
on most systems is
Specify user to run salt-minion
Run salt-minion as a daemon
Specify the location of the pidfile. Default: /var/run/salt-minion.pid
Logging options which override any settings defined on the configuration files.
Console logging log level. One of
Log file path. Default: /var/log/salt/minion.
Logfile logging log level. One of
salt(1) salt(7) salt-master(1)
These docs are for Salt's development version: 2ee0118.
Docs for previous releases are available on readthedocs.org.
Latest Salt release: 2014.7.1