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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 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 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 equivalents. 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)