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Old 08-05-2004, 11:23 AM   #1
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how 2 remove services from startup??

Hello everyone

Can one please guide me to the script if any from where i can remove the services that run on startup(when linux boots).

Please provide me with exact path and location.

I want 2 shutdown all those services that i currently don't use for faster bootup time and more security...


Old 08-05-2004, 11:36 AM   #2
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What distribution are you running?
Old 08-05-2004, 11:40 AM   #3
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a few

there are a bunch of places and they vary a little from distro to distro.


Script locations for the different run levels vary
"/etc/rc.d/rc3.d" for example is runlevel 3

then there are scripts for when users login like

Bash runs /etc/profile if it exists
Bash runs $HOME/.bash_profile
The $HOME/.bash_profile script runs the $HOME/.bashrc script
The $HOME/.bashrc script runs /etc/bashrc

There are more but that should get you started.
Old 08-30-2004, 09:34 PM   #4
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Maybe what you were looking for is something more "windows looking"? In that case it is highly probable that you have installed an application like


if you're running on Fedora or RedHat. Otherwise just send us your distro.

Old 08-30-2004, 11:39 PM   #5
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I'm thinking chkconfig is probably a good bet. It'll list each service and which runlevel the service is on at. use "chkconfig --list |less" to see the list of which services are on at bootup.
ntsysv will display which services will startup in YOUR CURRENT RUNLEVEL. switch runlevels to see which services startup in that runlevel. ntsysv is a graphical (sort of) display so it's a tad easier than chkconfig.


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