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NAME

       service - executes System-V style init script actions

SYNOPSIS

       service  [[  -h  ]  | [ --h ] | [ --help ] | [ -V ] | [ --version ] | [
       --status-all ]] | service-name action

DESCRIPTION

       service is a command-line interface to  execute  System  V  style  init
       script /etc/init.d/name actions.

       This  manpage  documents only the usage and behavior of service.  For a
       discussion of the System V style init script  arrangements  please  see
       init(8) and the dpkg programmers’ manual.

       A  far  more  detailed  description  of  sysvinit  is  available in the
       sysvinit package documentation.

SERVICE-NAME

       This is the name of one of the scripts in /etc/init.d.

ACTION

       The standard actions are: start,  stop,  force-stop,  restart,  reload,
       force-reload, and status.
       --force-restart  runs  the  script  with stop, and, if successful, with
       start.

       Please note that not all init scripts will implement  all  the  actions
       listed  above.   Some  may  do the wrong thing when called with actions
       they don’t support.

OPTIONS

       --help, --h, -h
              Display usage help.

       -V, --version
              Display version number.

       --status-all
              Tries to run every initscript  with  the  action  status.   Most
              Debian  initscripts  do not support this action.  As some may do
              the wrong thing when called with unsupported actions this option
              is a no-op.

STATUS CODES

       service  calls  invoke-rc.d  --force and returns the status returned by
       it.

FILES

       /etc/init.d/*
              System V init scripts.

BUGS

       Please  report  any  bugs  using  the  Debian  bug   tracking   system,
       http://bugs.debian.org/, package  sysvconfig.

SEE ALSO

       dpkg programmers manual,
       /etc/init.d/skeleton,
       update-rc.d(8),
       init(8),
       invoke-rc.d(8).