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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 or systemd unit in as predictable an environment as
       possible, removing most environment variables and with the current working  directory  set
       to /.

       The  SCRIPT  parameter specifies a System V init script, located in /etc/init.d/SCRIPT, or
       the name of a systemd unit. The existence of a systemd unit of the same name as  a  script
       in  /etc/init.d  will  cause  the  unit  to  take  precedence over the init.d script.  The
       supported values of COMMAND depend on the invoked  script.  service  passes  COMMAND   and
       OPTIONS  to the init script unmodified. For systemd units, start, stop, status, and reload
       are passed through to their systemctl/initctl equivalents.

       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.  The  status  is [ + ] for running services, [ - ] for stopped services and [ ? ]
       for services without a status command.  This option only calls status for sysvinit jobs.

EXIT CODES

       service calls the init script and returns the status returned by it.

FILES

       /etc/init.d
              The directory containing System V init scripts.

       /{lib,run,etc}/systemd/system
              The directories containing systemd units.

ENVIRONMENT

       LANG, LANGUAGE,  LC_CTYPE,  LC_NUMERIC,  LC_TIME,  LC_COLLATE,  LC_MONETARY,  LC_MESSAGES,
       LC_PAPER,  LC_NAME,  LC_ADDRESS,  LC_TELEPHONE, LC_MEASUREMENT, LC_IDENTIFICATION, LC_ALL,
       TERM, PATH
              The only environment variables passed to the init scripts.

SEE ALSO

       /etc/init.d/skeleton
       update-rc.d(8)
       init(8)
       invoke-rc.d(8)
       systemctl(1)

AUTHOR

       Miloslav Trmac <mitr@redhat.com>, Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com>

       Licence: GNU Public Licence v2 (GPLv2)

COPYRIGHT

       2006 Red Hat, Inc.,  Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com>