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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hostapd will not start via “service” — but will start directly

I am having trouble getting hostapd to start as a service. It fails when I try to start it: $ sudo service hostapd start [FAIL] Starting advanced IEEE 802.11 management: hostapd failed! From what ...
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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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Named service won't start - seems to be caching errors

When I try to restart / start the named service, it keeps failing. service named restart Results in:- Stopping named: [ OK ] Starting named: Error in ...
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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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creating a custom service on ubuntu

I am setting up an ap called scumblr (https://github.com/Netflix/Scumblr/wiki) The final step calls for initiating the server using the following 3 commands: redis-server & ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Debian running high resource all the sudden!

So, I recently Installed Debian 8. It ran at about 800 Mb Of RAM but after installing metasploit ( with it not running ) My ram Is at 1800 Mb Without even running anything, I've check my startup ...
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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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How can I restart the SSH daemon on Ubuntu?

When I type in service sshd restart I get a sshd: unrecognized service error. I do have, in /etc/ssh/ a file sshd_config that I use to set config. I can also putty into the Ubuntu box (it is remote). ...
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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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How can I run a process in a terminal window and then hide that window?

I want to run python ~/program/proxy.py in a terminal when I boot up. And then hide this terminal window (because it is just a proxy program, and I don't want to see the debug info). So how can I get ...
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Nginx leaves old socket

I'm running Nginx 1.6.2 (the nginx-full package from the nginx/stable PPA). I'm using the unmodified configuration /etc/nginx/nginx.conf: user www-data; worker_processes 4; pid /run/nginx.pid; ...
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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 ...
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MongoDB “service” on clean Redhat can not be started

I just bring up Redhat 6.5 64-bit from AWS and did the below things: Disabled SELinux Disabled Iptables All ports opened in Security Group Rebooted Then i just followed, both of the below ...
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Get running status of mongodb

Having a script where I start/stop various services depending on what I need. For example Apache, BIND, MySQL, PostFix, Memcached, Tomcat, ... and so on. Depending on status options to script etc. ...
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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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is there a system-wide “extension” to /etc/services that does not get replaced on package updates?

I know how to use /etc/services but if I change it and the inetd package is later updated via apt-get to a new default one, my changes are gone (happened to me on a apt-get dist-upgrade from Debian ...
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Where do I put my web services? [closed]

I'm administrating my server since a few year but I'm looking for good practice like: What is the best place web service like my wordpress website files? My etherpad-lite instance? Which user shall ...
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What is brandbot?

What is the "brandbot" service running in Centos 7? What does it do? All I can find (it has no manpage) is "Flexible Branding Service" and that it's part of the "base" repo.
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What is logcheck, and why is it consuming 100% CPU out of the blue?

I have a server that's hardly used, basically a fresh linode VPS with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It has been running for 14 months with hardly a blip in the CPU graphs (2% max, average over 2 hours). ...
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Can I use a symbolic link as a service of systemd?

For instance, I have a service named mysshd.service under /usr/lib/systemd/system/ directory. Can I create a symbolic link such as: ln -s /usr/lib/systemd/system/mysshd.service ...
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How to find in Linux if mule is running

When I try to get the status of Mule service in linux by this: service mule status I get this: Usage: /etc/init.d/mule {start|stop|restart} Apparently, mule service doesn't support status. How ...
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What is the difference between “systemctl restart” and “systemctl start”?

I have two services A and B where B is dependent on A which means in the A's service unit i have After and Requires set to B After=B.service Requires=B.service Now when i stop the service B the ...
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Run custom service remotily on Linux

On the server side : ( @ip for example 10.0.0.3 ) Consider this simple script named script.sh : ( /home/user/script.sh ) #!/bin/bash echo good Let's create new service named script.sh under xinetd ...
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What is the recommended way of checking running services?

I'm often exposed to various GNU/Linux systems including CentOS, SLES and Debian. I want to know: what is the recommended method of checking all running services across these systems? I am aware of ...
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Option --skip-slave-start Not Working with Systemctl

I just started with centos 7. I'm trying to get replication working and am attempting to start mysql without starting the slave (so that I can set the pointers as to where it's supposed to resume ...
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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 make unix service see environment variables?

I have set my environment variable using /etc/profile: export VAR=/home/userhome Then if I do echo $VAR it shows /home/userhome But when I put reference to this variable into the ...
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How to automatically start and shut down VirtualBox machines?

I need to run a software system that is intended to be installed as an appliance on a dedicated machine. In order to save energy, I plan to run the system on a VirtualBox VM instead. The host is a ...
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Linux- Stop a process running as daemon

I've started uwsgi as a daemon, how can I kill that process? Everytime I kill its pid, and then does ps aux | grep "uwsgi", it again comesin the output. I've also tried pkill uwsgi, but no use. How ...
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Optimal way to set and read variables

I need to set 6 variables which are used by several services and applications in Linux. I have so far been using the environment variables, but find it very complicating to modify these variables ...