SERVICE(8) System Manager's Manual SERVICE(8)
service -- manage services
service [operation] [service | all]
Most of the options accept either the service name or the special keyword
"all", which applies the operation to all the related services.
Operation names can be abbreviated to the shortest distinctive form, eg.
instead of activated, one can use ad, but not act, as that is the abbre-
viation for activate. The parts which can be omitted are given here in
service a(ctivate) [service | all]
activates the service "service".
service a(ctivate)d [service | all]
checks if the service "service" is activated in
service d(eactivate) [service | all]
deactivates the service "service".
lists all available (not necessarily activated) ser-
vices in the directory /bin/svc.d/avail.
service re(start) [service | all]
restarts the service.
service ru(nning) [service | all]
checks if the service "service" is running.
service sta(rt) [service | all]
starts the service.
service sto(p) [service | all]
stops the service.
STATUSDELAY Delay between issuing `service start all' and `service
running all', in seconds. Default value is 1. Adjust as
necessary to leave time for services to start before query-
ing their status.
/bin/svc.d/avail service scripts which are available for activation.
service configuration files.
/bin/svc.d/run symlinks to activated service scripts.
When outputting service status, various four-letter-maximum abbreviations
will be printed on the right:
OK the operation was successful.
FAIL the operation has failed.
YE the service is running.
NO the service isn't running.
1-ST the service is "one-shot", so the running operation doesn't
RNNG the service is already running.
NOTR the service already isn't running.
svc(8), service and service scripts themselves should set the exit status
to one of the following:
1 redundancy; for example, if starting the service was at-
tempted when the service is already running.
2 general error.
svc(8) and related commands were made by Cristoph Lohmann in 2012. The
version used in Galeb is heavily modified and documented by Strahinya
Radich in 2022.
Cristoph Lohmann <email@example.com>, 2012-2014, original author
Strahinya Radich <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 2022, reorganized svc(8) and
created the manpage.
Galeb 2.2 April 17, 2023 Galeb 2.2