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Old 04-13-2005, 11:40 PM   #1
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start/stop service on the fly

Thx for all the help tonight guys. I have asked like 20 questions and you have been great. I am making a nice litte file for myself. One more question for tonight.

What is the command to start or stop a service. Suppose I wanted to stop apache or samba for some reason then start it again later. What would I type on the command line?
Old 04-13-2005, 11:42 PM   #2
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#service servicename start
#service servicename stop
#service servicename restart
those are the commands you need eg to start apache, you do "service httpd start".

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Old 04-14-2005, 01:15 AM   #3
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Note that "service" command is distro-specific. "/etc/init.d/<servicename> start" is the standard way.
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He is using Fedora, thats why I used the service command in my last post.


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