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NAME

       update-service - add/remove a service to/from system-wide service supervision

SYNOPSIS

       update-service --add|--remove service-directory [service-name]

       update-service --list|--check [service-name]

DESCRIPTION

       service-directory  must be a directory to be used by runsv(8), service-name must not start
       with a dot, and must not contain a slash.

       update-service  adds  or  removes  the  service-directory  to  the   system-wide   service
       supervision  provided  through  runit  's  runsvdir(8),  lists  all registered system-wide
       services, or checks for a specific service-name whether it is registered.

       When adding a service, and the service-directory resides in  /etc/,  update-service  makes
       sure  that  the  ./supervise/  subdirectories  in  the service-directory, and the optional
       service-directory/log/, are symbolic links pointing into /var/lib/supervise/, unless  they
       already are symbolic links.

OPTIONS

       --add | -a
              Add the service directory service-directory to the system-wide service supervision,
              under the name service-name.  If service-name is not specified, update-service will
              use  the  basename  of service-directory.  You can use the sv(8) program to control
              the newly added service, or query its status, e.g.:

              # sv status service-name

       --remove | -r
              Remove the service directory service-directory, which has been added under the name
              service-name,  from  the  system-wide  service supervision.  If service-name is not
              specified,  update-service  will  use  the  basename  of  service-directory.   When
              removing  the  service-directory,  the  exit  command  is sent to the corresponding
              runsv(8) process, telling it to take the service down and exit afterwards.  You can
              use the sv(8) program to control the removed service, or query its status, e.g.:

              # sv status service-directory

       --list | -l
              If  service-name  is  specified,  update-service  checks  whether  service-name  is
              registered as system-wide service, prints a message and exits non-zero if  not,  or
              prints  the  service-name and the directory it points to and exits zero if yes.  If
              service-name is not specified, it prints the names of all system-widely  registered
              services, one per line.

       --check | -c
              The  same  as  --list, but update-service doesn't print anything to standard out or
              standard error.

ENVIRONMENT

       SVDIR  The  environment  variable  $SVDIR  overrides  the   default   services   directory
              /etc/service/.

FILES

       /etc/service/

SEE ALSO

       sv(8), runsv(8), runsvdir(8)

       http://smarden.org/runit/

AUTHOR

       Gerrit Pape <pape@smarden.org>

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