A Linux service is an application (or set of applications) that runs in the background waiting to be used, or carrying out essential tasks.

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Unable to start vncserver in RHEL 7

Following the instructions from Redhat documentation (TigerVNC), I've installed VNCserver in RHEL 7. When I try to start the vncserver service, it returns an error #systemctl start ...
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Can´t run COUCHDB service

I am trying to run couchdb service, but after type # service couchdb start I get answer: Failed to start couchdb.service: Unit couchdb.service failed to load. No such file or directory. I've ...
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Execute a command after 10 minutes of boot

I have a CentOS Server. When the server Boots up I want to execute a command after 10 minutes of booting up. How can I do so? $ /usr/bin/curl -u admin:$PASSWORD -i -H 'X-Requested-By: ambari' -X PUT ...
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How do I create a service for a shell script so I can start and stop it like a daemon?

I'm using CentOS 7 what my aim is to create a cron for every five seconds but as I researched we can use cron only for a minute so what I am doing now is I have created a shell file. hit.sh while ...
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Monitoring systemd service activation times

I'd like to be able to retrieve from systemd how much time the last activation of a oneshot service took. I thought about the following options, but they didn't manage to convince me completely : ...
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I have error in postgresql service

Today I would like to test my metasploit. So, first I run service postgresql start, so here problems: root@localhost:/# service postgresql start [....] Starting PostgreSQL 9.1 database server: main ...
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How to run ipython notebook as a service

I have ipython notebook running properly but I'd like to run it as a service (start, stop, restart) so that I don't have to start it manually every time I login with SSH. How can I do that?
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How to start xend service automatically on boot?

I am trying to auto-start xend and xendomain service automatically on boot as soon as I log into XEN-dom0 (on Ubuntu server 12.04 x64) so that when I type : sudo xm list the hypervisor lists me all ...
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Memory consumption over variable period of time

There are a number of questions on this StackExchange about memory consumption, notably: How to check which process is using most memory How to display top results sorted by memory usage in real ...
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nginx stop is not working and nginx is creating new process after killing processes

nginx version: nginx/1.8.0 I am trying to stop nginx with the following command /etc/init.d/nginx stop, however it is not returning any successful message. Then I tried to view the nginx processes ...
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Config folder for a service

Context When running the Deluge daemon (deluged) as a service, you can specify an option to where the config folder will be created. The deluge-user I've created, is a system account, and therefore ...
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Where do service permissions come from

I'm trying to broaden my knowledge of the events surrounding system startup. I see that there are many process which are started without root level permissions. e.g. rsyslogd is listed as running ...
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How to install `service` command in a Stable Debian?

In ubuntu we do simple: service MyService restart service MyService stop ... So, the service command is good and simple. I need this simplicity: how to install service command on Debian? PS: this ...
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service launched at boot, after all other?

Config : Linux Mint 17,2 (Ubuntu based, Debian based). I launch a home-made service at boot. Added with update-rc.d homemadeserviceName defaults I need to be sure homemadeserviceName runs after ...
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Making service NOT launch at boot

Context I made a service in init.d to be launched at boot (let's call it the primary service). And I updated update-rc.d primaryservice defaults This service calls 2 scripts (2 different task ...
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Is there a way of getting logs for startup processes in /etc/init.d?

Is there a way of getting logs for startup processes in /etc/init.d? I am running Raspbian (Debian Wheezy). dmesg shows boot log, but does not go far enough. Some time ago I added a script to start ...
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How to configure Systemd User Service with a Timer

I have a systemd user service that works as expected. It is started like this: systemctl start test@user The problem is that I need to run this service on a timer possibly for multiple users. There ...
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Dynamic logic in systemd service file

I'm trying to rewrite an init.d service file that contains the following code: if [ ! -r /var/spool/torque/server_priv/serverdb ]; then DAEMON_SERVER_OPTS="-t create ...
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Systemd optional service dependency that checks for error

I'm trying to rewrite an init script to systemd, but I'm struggling with an issue of optional dependencies. My service depends (optionally) on two other services. These two dependencies are mutually ...
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opening a terminal with a command on startup in debian

I have an application which is an object file (obtained from a c source code). When I run this application from the terminal it works fine. I want to run this application on system start up. Since ...
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service pptpd shows “is not running” but why it is still working?

In my ubuntu server 14.04, I start a pptpd service, when I check it status: ubuntu@server:~$ service pptpd status * /usr/sbin/pptpd is not running But it actually is wokring: ubuntu@server:~$ ps ...
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Ubuntu full list of available services

This question is very similar to this one: List of available services For my specific case, I'm wondering if there is a specific command to show the full list of services under Ubuntu. I did run a ...
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start-stop-daemon, services, environment variables, and ansible

So, I have a Java program that runs Ansible. I'd like to run this program as a service. I've written a service script in /etc/init.d that uses start-stop-daemon to run/stop the Java program. I've run ...
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Service failing to start during server boot

Facing some issue with jboss startup script for our QA box. The jboss service does not startup during reboot although the startup script is there. $chkconfig jboss --list jboss 0:off 1:off 2:on ...
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auto mp3 id3 tag updater as a service [duplicate]

I have an ubuntu 14.04 server running 7/24 as NFS, torrent server etc. I have many mp3 files needed to update id3 tags. Is there a way for auto update those mp3 files id3 tags like musicbrainz picard ...
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Start service before user logs in

Noob question ahead. I'm running a debian 4.8.4-1 x64 vanilla on a VirtualBox VM on a Win 7 x64 host. Purpose of the installation is to serve as a server for the subsonic music streaming service, ...
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service stop doesn't run the exit/cleanup part

This is a sleeping service, import time bufsize = 0 f = open("/home/user/sleep-log", "w", bufsize) try: f.write("going for a deep sleep......") time.sleep( 1000000000) except: import traceback; ...
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systemd: How do you query a service's status?

In sys-v-init, to query a service's status you can use the service command and do a service $NAME_OF_SERVICE status. In systemd, how do you query a service's status?
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ubuntu - Why modifications to init.d script are ignored

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04. After I make modification to /etc/init.d/gearman-job-server and type: # sudo service gearman-job-server restart it ignores modification I've made. But then I type: # ...
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How to restart certain Linux services

What are the commands to restart the following services on CentOS? cpdavd cpsrvd leechprot spamd tailwatch
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disable service linux mint 17

I'm using linux mint 17 and I want to prevent a service from starting on boot. I can stop the service with, /etc/init.d/<service_name> stop but it will start again on a reboot On centos7 I ...
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linux shell command in Perl program

Hi friends here is some issue I want to write a script that restarts server which is in stopped status. Here I am using my MySQL server in future if it is in stopped status then it will be restarted ...
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effect of reboot signal on systemd service state

I am working with systemd services at the moment. What is the sequence of state changes that all of the services undertake when, for example, init 6 or reboot or init 0 are executed? Here is the ...
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Creating service in SLES / SUSE 11 SP3

I have a python script that works very well executed from a (remote) console like this : sudo /srv/web-asset-server-master/python server.py The problem is, that it only lives as long as the console ...
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CentOS 7 - Using systemctl to start headless virtual machine hangs

I'm not entirely sure if what I'm trying to do can work. I would like to run a vbox virtual machine as a service and have it enabled on startup. Here is my .service script: [Unit] ...
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How to start SSH daemon on boot on Linux Mint Debian v2

I'm using Linux Mint Debian v2, 64-bit. I noticed recently that my ssh daemon does not start automatically on boot. It used to. I'm not sure if it had to do with my UFW configuration or sshd_config ...
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systemd Failed at step EXEC spawning /opt/autologger/placeholder.sh: Permission denied

This is a really simple question, I know, but I am jumping right into systemd with little prior knowledge of system management and Linux in general. I am attempting to create a "Hello World" service, ...
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How to make sdptool add SP persistent or configure it automatically as bluetoothd starts?

I found that simply adding sdptool add SP to an initialization script does not make the serial port persistent. If I restart the bluetoothd service, the change will be lost... How can I add an SP ...
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Restart firewall from bash file

I need to restart firewall periodically, so I created a bash file to add it to CRON tables. In terminal, I restart firewall using command: service firewall restart but if I have similar line in ...
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How can I find where a program is installed or run from?

I installed centos and now I want to get into mysql via the command line, but I forgot my root password for mysql as its not the same as the root password I made to login to the system. I googled and ...
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Force a service to start before networking.service

I would like to start my service samplerbox.service [Unit] Description=Starts SamplerBox [Service] Type=simple ExecStart=/root/SamplerBox/samplerbox.sh # this script does: python ...
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How to make a Systemd service run forever (“Bootup is not yet finished. Please try again later.”)

I have created a systemd service that has to run forever (because it does the main job on my embedded computer): # /etc/systemd/system/samplerbox.service ######################################## ...
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systemd : write a .service daemon for setting up swap and fs in zram

I recently acquired a laptop with a ssd and in order not to weigh too much on the ssd (which I was told had a limited number of write cycles), I decided to write a systemd unit file for setting up a ...
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Is it possible to create aliases that affect services starting?

Currently I have a custom service that executes java in multiple places. I want to be able to add an option to any executions of java this service will spawn (I'm specifying the error log location, ...
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is it possible to have a dhcp client stop the dhcp service of the server after receiving an address?

Is there anything (specifically in linux machines) that can jump from client to server that would have the ability to perform a root-level task, such as stopping a service in an automated manner? ...
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How to start Virtual Box service on Linux

I performed a dist-upgrade and then and autoclean and autoremove. It disabled the Virtual Box service on Linux because the headers were out of date. The headers caught up, so I rebuilt the modules off ...
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Too many open ports in Debian 8

The IT department has given me 3 virtual servers with Debian 8 for my area, which I will manage (but they have some monitoring tools). Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2015-05-11 13:33 ART ...
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Systemd service wanted by multiple targets

Is there a way to make a service wanted by multiple targets (or to have multiple install directives) so that when installed a symbolic link is created in all places. My example is the following ...
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Self-restarting service does not restart with systemd

I have several different services that can self-restart (e.g. after an auto-update). Unfortunately, when they restart, they do not come up. I can tell because service <service name> status tells ...
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Wireless LED indicator issue

The question itself: is there any way to make this indicator be turned ON and OFF depending on wireless status (not just blink when there is wireless activity)? After having installed Linux, I saw ...