service

Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: Jan 2006
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NAME

service - run a System V init script

 

SYNOPSIS

service SCRIPT COMMAND [OPTIONS]

service --status-all

service --help | -h | --version

 

DESCRIPTION

service runs a System V init script in as predictable environment as possible, removing most environment variables and with current working directory set to /.

The SCRIPT parameter specifies a System V init script, located in /etc/init.d/SCRIPT. The supported values of COMMAND depend on the invoked script, service passes COMMAND and OPTIONS it to the init script unmodified. All scripts should support at least the start and stop commands. As a special case, if COMMAND is --full-restart, the script is run twice, first with the stop command, then with the start command.

service --status-all runs all init scripts, in alphabetical order, with the status command.

 

FILES

/etc/init.d
The directory containing System V init scripts.

 

ENVIRONMENT

LANG, TERM
The only environment variables passed to the init scripts.

 

SEE ALSO

chkconfig(8), ntsysv(8)


 

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SEE ALSO

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