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       msvc - control minit


       msvc [ -[uodpchaitko] ] [ -P pid ] service [...]


       msvc is the management interface to minit.  service is the service directory name relative
       to /etc/minit.  Starting with minit 0.9 you can also include /etc/minit/  in  the  service


       If  no  option is given, msvc will just print a small diagnostic message to stdout, saying
       if the service is up, down or finished, which PID it has if it is up, and for how long  it
       has been in this state.

       -u   Up.  If the service is not running, start it.  If the service stops, restart it.

       -o   Once.  If the service is not running, start it.  If the service stops, do not restart

       -d   Down.  If the service is running, send it a TERM  signal  and  then  a  CONT  signal.
            After it stops, do not restart it.

       -p   Pause.  Send the service a STOP signal.

       -c   Continue.  Send the service a CONT signal.

       -h   Hangup.  Send the service a HUP signal.

       -a   Alarm.  Send the service an ALRM signal.

       -i   Interrupt.  Send the service an INT signal.

       -t   Terminate.  Send the service a TERM signal.

       -k   Terminate.  Send the service a KILL signal.

       -P pid
            Set  PID.   Tell  minit  the  PID  of  the service is really pid.  This is useful for
            services that fork themselves in the background but put their real  PID  in  a  file,
            typically called /var/run/  Used by pidfilehack.

       -D service
            Print  dependencies.   This  will  print  all the names of all the services that were
            started because this services depended on them.  Please note that this  is  not  done
            recursively  (i.e.  if  default  depends on qmail and qmail depends on log, this will
            print qmail, not qmail/log.  But msvc -D qmail will print qmail/log).

       -H   Print history.  This  will  print  the  names  of  the  ten  least  recently  spawned
            processes.   This  is  useful  if you see a process looping (initialization fails and
            minit is restarting it all the time).


       Generally, msvc  return  zero  if  everything  is  OK  or  1  on  error  (could  not  open
       /lib/minit/in  or  /lib/minit/out  or  there  is  no  process  with  the  given name).  In
       diagnostic mode, it will exit 0 if the service is up, 2 if it  is  down  or  3  if  it  is


       pidfilehack(8), svc(8)