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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Run script every 30 min with systemd

I would like to execute a script every 30 min after booting into the system. I know you can use cron, but I don't plan to use this feature often therefore I'd like to try it with systemd. So far I ...
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Validate Upstart conf File without init-checkconf?

Using RHEL 6.7, I'd like to validate my Upstart conf file. However, I don't have: init-checkconf. How can I check the syntax of my conf file?
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No communication services enabled following startup [on hold]

I recently installed Parsix (Debian) on my system, and I've been struggling to figure out how to autostart my services. Of the list of services that don't run and should run are: ssh apache mysql ...
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restarting service

When I try to restart a service like apache with the following command: service httpd restart it hangs, meaning it says Redirecting to /bin/systemctl restart httpd.service but then it does ...
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openfire chat server Deamon not getting start while server up every time

we using a Chat server, its installed with openfire, for local office use we installed it, every day morning while server getting ON openfire service is not getting started, I have added it in run ...
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How to disable inetd and sendmail under OpenBSD 5.1?

# grep '^inetd_flags="' /etc/rc.conf inetd_flags="NO" # for normal use: "" # grep -i 'sendmail_flags="NO"' /etc/rc.conf sendmail_flags="NO" # after a reboot..: two questions: # ps -...
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Default-Start contains no runlevels

I am trying to make my custom made daemon run at startup and when I call update-rc.d ydcd enable I get the error update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing update-rc.d: error: MyDaemon ...
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Make screen start as Daemon for a Minecraft server

I made a script that runs fine manually, but can't get it to run with the description in How to start a script file on boot?. I have run update-rc.d -f minecraft.start defaults This is what my /etc/...
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List of available services

Is there any command that would show all the available services in my wheezy Debian based OS? I know that in order to see all the running services you can use service --status-all.
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Init-systems and service management on different distributions

Is there some overview which Linux distribution comes with which (default) init system and uses which tool for starting/stopping services? Is there some distribution independent way to start/stop/...
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Install custom init.d service on debian7?

please help me. Stupid question, but I look at the syntax and do not really understand how to correct it. The point: do a service for python3 http server. The command must be executed so. cd /var/www/...
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mysql service restarted during user being connected lead to failing service

I have performed a charset change via my.ini into utf8 and forgot a user loggen in in another terminal session, when I performed a service restart. Initially systemd reported a problem stopping the ...
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MySQL server on Ubuntu fails to start after changes made to my.cnf in Windows

I have MySQL 5.5 running on Ubuntu Server 12.10. When I run /etc/init.d/mysql restart, I get the following: mysql start/running, process 2754 However, when I open /etc/mysql/my.cnf in Windows via a ...
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Keeping services on EC2 alive

I'm using a MySQL database and Apache server with an AWS EC2 instance running AWS Linux. I start them both using the service command, but I am not familiar with any other tool that would come pre-...
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Unknown runlevel on Ubuntu 14.04, services not starting on boot

I rent a VPS from a VPS company and run an Ubuntu 14.04 web server there. Recently it had to be suspended by my provider for a while. After the suspension period (1-2 days), the VPS boots, but cannot ...
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Restarting udev on CentOS 6 (tethering a mobile phone using proxoid)

I am trying to use proxoid (a proxy server to allow tethering like facility for mobile phones). This guide says that I need to restart the process udev similar to (in Ubuntu): sudo /etc/init.d/udev ...
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How to stop an ssh server on arch linux

When I run systemctl start sshd.socket on my Arch Linux machine, then log into the server from my mac, then run systemctl stop sshd.socket on my Arch Linux machine, nothing happens until I ...
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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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Services (web, remote login, console, but not ping) unavailable as Apache hogs system resources

I just did an upgrade to my Ubuntu box. It upgraded, but now the machine, within hours (maybe less) of booting, is unreachable by ssh, by web browser, and even the console is blank... but I know it's ...
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Runtime parameters for a systemd service

I am a little confused about how runtime parameters are normally supplied to a systemd service. The general idea I have is that the following happens: There is a file that contains the environment ...
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Adding delay between stop and start of a process in systemd

I have a really strange issue with systemd. When I issue a systemctl restart it will start the new process before the previous one finishes. This can be seen in the log, where the final shutdown ...
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How can I get the total of records using awk - Solaris

I'm creating a script to add multiple features to monitor many servers, and I want to add a custom output using echo command to show the total of records as result of the command that I have executed. ...
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Stopping postfix - are messages queued when postfix is idle?

I am running some scans on my server tonight and would like to disable email notifications since there is a chance for a LOT of them to be sent out. I am planning to issue service postfix stop ...
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How to manage users' orphaned processes?

I have a service that executes users' scripts which in turn spawn more processes. Some of those processes stop on external conditions that might not take place. Since the the parent is gone (e.g. may ...
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failed to start service

I have created a systemd service: [Unit] Description=My service [Service] Type=forking ExecStart=/bin/sh $HOME/theFolder/run.sh Restart=on-failure [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target Alias=mine....
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Restarting a service on a time interval

How can I set the CentOS to restart a service on a time interval?
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service doesn't work

Background I am using this script in order to make my script running as service. I am using Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa. The problem Sometimes the start/stop works sometimes not. Sometimes, I have to ...
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Run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with Apache2 SSL with passphrase

I am setting up a Virtual Machine with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Server. I have been reading the section on setting up Apache with an SSL certificate within the book : "Beginning Ubuntu LTS Server ...
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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 vncserver@:1....
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how to monitor up time and down time of a linux service

How to monitor up time and down time of a linux service. I have created a service for my application using chkconfig (RHEL 6.3). I want monitor when the service is turned started and stopped. I can ...
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SLES12SP1: How to add memcached to the new Services Manager

I installed a new SLES 12 SP1 VM from the scratch with memcached from https://memcached.org/. My question: On SLES 12 the /etc/init.d/<service> notation has gone. It is now provided by the ...
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Installing MySQL on CentOS throws error that cannot find mysqld.sock

I have yum install mysql in CentOS 6.4. Now, when I use mysql command, it throws the following error: ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld....
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WCF (like) Services in linux

I have been working on migrating machines at my workplace from windows to linux, and one stumbling block is our usage of C# wcf services. We like to host various c# services on one machine for ...
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Configuring simple service with systemd

We are using Bamboo server for continues integration with remote agents which are building our projects. These agent can be started up with a simple shell script (which works fine). But I thought I ...
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How to make VirtualBox related services manually started in Fedora 23?

Fedora 23 boots up too slowly, so I check it by using systemd-analyze blame, and this is the output: 1min 22.379s plymouth-quit-wait.service 17.100s firewalld.service 10.799s akmods.service ...
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snortd.service doesn't load on centos 7

I have installed snort Ids via its manual but there is a problem I am facing right now. There is no snortd service in init.d folder and when I run systemctl status snortd.service I get the following ...
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Trouble update-rc.d remove'ing dnsmasq on Debian Stretch

Background: On my Debian Stretch machine at home, I've noticed my DNS lookup times are pretty slow, and have concluded that the culprit is dnsmasq - since if I take it down, name resolution becomes > ...
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How could we allow non-root users to control a system.d service?

With sysvinit, a sudoers entry like this would suffice: %webteam cms051=/sbin/service httpd * This would allow for commands such as: sudo service httpd status sudo service httpd restart Now, ...
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How to start a service on boot after ldap account is available

I have a machine hosting an LDAP database and services on other machines run as users from that database. Because the user accounts does not exist locally, the services fail to start when those ...
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Restart a service through apache

I am using CentOS 6.6 I trying to call service command in PHP code exec("sudo -u kouser bash ./1.bash 2>&1",$output,$code); 1.bash #!/bin/bash sudo service httpd graceful The output of ...
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“service {FOO} start” vs. “/etc/init.d/{FOO} start”? [closed]

I use CrashPlan on my Debian 8 desktop. I have a script where I must stop the CrashPlan service at the beginning and then start it before exiting. I was using /etc/init.d/crashplan start for the ...
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How to determine whether a service was terminated (not running but it should)?

I've got some services in /service/... in a gentoo-based system and I'd like to monitor these services. I can check whether they are running or down using svc-status but how can I determine whether ...
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I stopped MiniSSDPD, will something bad happen?

I have been trying to harden my Debian system by stopping and disabling the 20 or so unnecessary services listening by default. One of them is called "minissdpd". Apparently this provides "discovery" ...
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What is wrong with my systemd unit file?

Here is my unit file: [Unit] Description=Backend Service After=mariadb.service Requires=mariadb.service [Service] Type=simple ExecStart=/var/www/html/pythonscripts/Backend.py [Install] Alias=BEd ...
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systemctl .service file not working as expected

I am working with the service files in Centos 7 and am creating one for xymon. The issue I am running into is I am trying to configure start, stop, and restart. I went as far as using an existing ...
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if I use multiplicative suffixes in systemd it errors - “failed to parse resource value”

Odd issue, this'n! As per the systemd man.. "The multiplicative suffixes K (=1024), M (=1024*1024) and so on for G, T, P and E may be used for resource limits measured in bytes (e.g. LimitAS=16G)." ...
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Timeout with 'service network restart'

I have a script running on fedora 22 where I am restarting service network as part of a troubleshoot calling service network restart. I want to check if that command is taking too long to execute. If ...
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linux + start script under /etc/init.d dependencies with other services

from some reason the script UPMnT.sh not start at boot I cheeked everything: chkconfig is ok links are ok but I worry about maybe there are dependencies between other script to this script can ...
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Can I start a service with optirun?

I have a laptop with two GPUs (Intel and NVidia) so I have to use Bumblebee (via optirun) to use my NVidia GPU with some applications. I would like a service, which can be found in /etc/init.d, to ...
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Unable to start ZNC as a service

Firstly, this is the exact same question as found here, but the given solutions did not work in my situation. Background I am running a CentOS 6 VPS and I want to run a ZNC bouncer on it. I ...