service

service(8)                   System Manager's Manual                  service(8)



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.

       If the init script file does not exist, the script tries to use legacy
       actions.  If there is no suitable legacy action found and COMMAND is one
       of actions specified in LSB Core Specification, input is redirected to
       the systemctl.  Otherwise the command fails with return code 2.


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), systemd(1), systemctl(8), systemd.service(5)



                                    Jan 2006                          service(8)