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i wrote a little java server which i'm running on my CentOS 5 VPS server. currently i just ssh onto the server and start the jar through commandline. How an i turn this jar into a system service and set it such that it starts automatically when the system starts and also that it restarts automatically if it crashes?

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You could use jsvc from the Apache Commons project. You'll still need to write an init script utilizing jsvc, though.

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Common solution is to use JSW, I think

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