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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 upstart job in as predictable environment as
       possible, removing most environment variables and with current working directory set to /.

       The SCRIPT parameter specifies a System V init script, located in  /etc/init.d/SCRIPT,  or
       the  name of an upstart job in /etc/init. The existence of an upstart job of the same name
       as a script in /etc/init.d will cause the upstart job 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 upstart jobs, start, stop,  status,
       are  passed through to their upstart equivilents. Restart will call the upstart 'stop' for
       the job, followed immediately by the 'start', and will exit with the return  code  of  the
       start  command.   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. This option has no effect on upstart jobs.

       service  --status-all  runs  all  init  scripts,  in  alphabetical  order, with the status
       command. This option only calls status for sysvinit jobs, upstart jobs can be queried in a
       similar manner with initctl list'.

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.

       /etc/init
              The directory containing upstart jobs.

ENVIRONMENT

       LANG, TERM
              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).
       initctl(8).

                                             Jan 2006                                  service(8)