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Old 02-07-2006, 06:45 PM   #1
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How to custom create a service


I have a script file that I need to run as a service or sorts. Right now I can run it then just kill the pid when I want to shut it off. Id prefer a way to make it a service so I can type, for example:

service myservice stop

-to stop the service, and

service myservice start

- to start it.

Can anyone tell me how to do this? Or if theres a better way, please let me know.

Thanks again!
Old 02-07-2006, 07:35 PM   #2
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this is what bash scripting is make 2 scripts, one turns the service on, the other to turn it off, and execute like so.......
OR you can put the scripts in your home DIR. and put a link to them to the desktop and then all you have to do is click on the link to turn the service on/off.......easy
Old 02-07-2006, 07:50 PM   #3
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If you want the standard redhat-like service command, look in /etc/init.d (most likely) at some of the scripts there and copy one for your own use and your command.


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