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Improve documentation of Suricata-Update according to the different reload methods of Suricata

Added by Andreas Dolp about 2 months ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

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The documentation of Suricata-Update only names the "kill" command for a Suricata reload.

 --reload-command='sudo kill -USR2 $(cat /var/run/suricata.pid)'

[[https://suricata-update.readthedocs.io/en/latest/update.html?highlight=reload#cmdoption-reload-command]]

But according to the official Suricata documentation, there are much more commands for reloading.
For example using:

suricatasc -c reload-rules

[[https://suricata.readthedocs.io/en/latest/rule-management/rule-reload.html]]

In our deployment, the documentation of Suricata-Update led to a little confusion on how to correctly reload Suricata after an Suricata-Update run. We're doing this in a cronjob, but that doesn't really matter here.

In this ticket I will try to improve the documentation of Suricata-Update to clarify this.

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