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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Immediately kill MySQL

I have a shared server that someone has compromised Wordpress. Is there an easy way to kill MySQL. I am stopping the service but it is just sitting and waiting.... to stop Shutting down MySQL ...
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Converting update-rc.d redis_6379 defaults to chkconfig command

I'm trying to run the commmand below to Centos and of course I get command not found. How do I then convert it to chkconfig ? update-rc.d redis_6379 defaults
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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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What is the alternative or equivalent to Windows services on Gnu/Linux?

I was wondering what is the alternative or equivalent to Windows services on Gnu/Linux. Is it a sever like X or Pulseaudio but that wouldn't make any sense because the theme service on windows, a ...
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What is meant by “Unknown instance” when restarting a service?

I am trying to get vsftpd file server running on Ubuntu 13.10, I'm unable to connect to the server from another network, although this other network is connected to the server's network and ping is ...
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How can I start an application at start up as a different user?

I am trying to start an application in Linux at start up with a different user (like alpha). I want it to run it in the background and it has to be started with with parameters. One is a file system ...
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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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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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Run a php file as service?

I created a .sh file and it is email.sh In this email.sh file I have these lines #!/bin/sh php /home/username/public_html/Worker.php Now, I want to make that email.sh as a startup service in the ...
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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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Should “invoke-rc.d” or “service” be used to restart services?

I'm confused as to which is best and in which circumstances: invoke-rc.d apache2 restart or service apache2 restart Is there a real difference? man service has the following interesting bit: ...
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Why FreeRADIUS service won't work on Centos ?

I have installed FreeRADIUS server on centos via yum successfully, but I couldn't start radiusd service. when I run as root user and exec the following radiusd -X an error is occurred. [root@IgorAAA ...
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Why does't stopping the nginx server kill the processes associated with it?

When I stop nginx like this on ubuntu 12.04, I get the following errors: $ sudo service nginx stop Stopping nginx: nginx. $sudo service nginx start Starting nginx: nginx: [emerg] bind() to 0.0.0.0:80 ...
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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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Proper location to install services

I originally posted this question over on AskUbuntu but it didn't get any traction so I'll ask here. In ubuntu or linux in general is there a "correct" location to install services that you download ...
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Error while starting slapd

In my CentOS 6.5 machine I just made a new import with the slapadd command to load a new LDIF (from another server). The dc values are exactly the same and it was working with a previous load. ...
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How to modify rngd's default command line?

I need to perform the following... rngd's default command line should be modified to add --no-tpm=1 rngd is a daemon that feeds data from a random number generator to the kernel's random ...
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How do services in Debian work, and how can I manage them?

In Windows I have the services manager, where I see all system services, that can be started through Windows itself, I set up the user it uses, the rights management is in there, and I can pass ...
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Disable iptables service on CentOS

I don't want the service to start after reboot. my code does this: service iptables stop service iptables save chkconfig --level 123456 iptables off service iptables status iptables: Firewall is not ...
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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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What environment and credential is used by startup, background and service processes

Startup scripts (on boot) Processes running in (or sent to) the background (when using SSH -fN for example) Services etc... What $path variable will they be using? What credentials? Anything else I ...
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Why Service accounts in Linux and Unix Systems? [duplicate]

I have a question regarding Linux and Unix non-user service accounts. We know there are user accounts in Linux , what are (non-user) service accounts such as daemon,news, bin, etc used for? $cat ...
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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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How to set proper monitoring of my services in a automated way? So that if one crash it auto on the fly restarts?

How can i setup monitoring to my system services? Either using automated script which scan every moment, if httpd, mysqld, and my custom daemon is running or not, if not running it will automatically ...
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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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Restart all services without reboot

I do some group permission changes on the CentOS server, And then need restart all services. How can I restart all services safely without rebooting?
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What's the recommended way to run a service as a non-root user?

I have a simple init.d script which starts and stops a process. I call the init.d as root, but I'd like the process it controls to run as a specific user. The most common suggestion online seems to ...
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Why did my debian server crash?

I have a debian server newly installed yesterday evening. I used an image called debian-7.0-amd64-minimal from my hoster. Just installed apache2, mysql, php, vim, lynx and configured a few webpages. ...
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How to check if Samba is installed

I don't know if Samba is pre-installed in my Linux system. I have the /etc/samba/ directory, with smb.conf file. But if I try one of these commands sudo service smb start sudo service samba start ...
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Daemons fall into what category?

Above system call, there are library routines, utilities and applications. Do daemons fall into any of these categories or they have their own category?
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Lightdm service - contradictory results for `status` command

When I run in my gnome-terminal: service lightdm status everything looks OK and it is as expected: lightdm start/running, process 1221 But when I run: service --status-all 2>&1 | grep ...
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What code runs when I type “sudo service nginx start”

I am having this problem: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10939072/add-nginx-as-a-ubuntu-service-stop-and-reload-doesnt-work I am trying to understand if my code to start nginx is point to the ...
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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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Running uuidd automatically on startup on Ubuntu 13.10 server?

I am running the 13.10 Ubuntu server edition on which I have installed SAP's Netweaver Gateway 2.0 trial. This requires the UUID daemon to be running. Whenever I start up the system and run uuidd as ...
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How check presence of service if present return status else -1

I am bit struggling with following. I would need one line sh command which follows following logic: Check if service present then return service status otherwise -1. I came up with following: ...
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NFS Server changes in /etc/exports file need Service Restart?

I have NFSv4 Server (on RHELv6.4) and NFS Clients on (CentOSv6.4). Let's say in /etc/exports: /shares/website1 <ip-client-1>(rw,sync,no_subtree_check,no_root_squash) /shares/website2 ...
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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 ...
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An init-script does not get called on shutdown

I have set up an init-script to control the state of a VirtualBox VM: #!/bin/sh #chkconfig: 35 99 5 #description: vTiger virtual machine ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: vtigervm # Required-Start: ...
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How do we know what applications are installed in Linux?

I'm trying to understand the following in Linux. In windows we have the services that run or "startup". When we install an application it could be installed as a service so that it starts ...
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What is the “mintsystem” service setting and when would I want to activate it?

In hunting around my GUI for a place to enable sshd I clicked on "Services" from the Administration section of the Linux Mint (16) menu. It opened a window titled "Service Settings" and inside it I ...
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Running commands on startup on a Red Hat server

I have a Red Hat server instance on AWS that I'm trying to make a nice AMI image of so I can test specific instance machine types with Apache Bench (ab). I'm currently just trying to create the OS ...
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Writing basic systemd service files

I am developing a Nodejs application that the user interacts with via HTTP on localhost. There are practically no parameters and the daemon has virtually no dependencies and it just needs to be up by ...
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service red5 restart FAILED

Works to start and stop but not to restart: -bash-4.1# service red5 restart Shutting down red5: [FAILED] It was all working before had to delete red5 and JDK and ...
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How to start a script file on boot?

I am running a stupid little minecraft server. I want Lubuntu to execute the following script when the server boots up. NOT on login, and NOT on restart (unless it's starting up of course). The ...
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Fedora 19: can't disable the firewall

I've installed a server (WSO2 ESB) in my laptop. When I run it, going to the browser and typing the console address https://10.13.6.75:9443/carbon, it works normally, but if I try it on another ...
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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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Plymouth splash not working and causing VT problems

Since I tried installing Plymouth (boot splash), I'm facing two problems : It's not working My Virtual Terminals (tt1 - 6) aren't working anymore Here what I did : Added plymouth hook (after ...
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Why can't I disable some of the services in system-config-services?

I'm developing a kiosk like PC so it doesn't need most of the services. Questions Why can't we disable some services showed in system-config-service? Is there any way to disable all (or at least ...
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local shutdown scripts (do's and don't's)

At work, I'm running linux, and use vagrant on a daily basis. What I find annoying is that the system often hangs when I reboot/shut down, if I forgot to vagrant halt any virtual boxes I may have ...
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Server socket location, startup and monitoring

I'm writing a server on a shared development desktop that moonlights as a server. This is my first attempt at writing a linux server for someone else on a shared box. I'd like to conform to unix ...