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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Symlink as WorkingDirectory in systemd service

I have a service with WorkingDirectory=/srv/ctr/current which is a symlink. It seems the service doesn't pick up changes in the symlink when restarted. The error log reports /srv/ctr/releases/69 as ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Limit system reboot burst

Systemd allows to automatically restart services if they have crashed. To prevent indefinite services restart it uses @StartLimitInterval@ and @StartLimitBurst@ variables. Moreover, I can reboot ...
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Run a command before services are started

I have a Oracle Linux 6.3 system on which I would like to run a command when the machines starts up before any other services are started. The reason for this is to try and work around a bug in RHEL 6....
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No communication services enabled following startup

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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PPPoE connection problem

I have just installed Backtrack 5 R2 and I'm finding it difficult to make a DSL internet connection. What troubles me is that I think I have all the steps figured out, and after completing them, the ...
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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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Automatically enable systemd services installed using deb?

I'm building a bunch of services to install on my own (automatically created) servers. I'm migrating from upstart on Ubuntu 14.04, where services are enabled by default (we have to do extra work if we ...
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How to start a service upon an lxc container start?

I would like to start OpenVPN automatically upon the launch of its lcx container. The container runs Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, service openvpn start is successful (when launched from the running container) ...
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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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Service 'org.kde.kaccessibleapp' does not exist

I got this error in ~/.xsession-errors, openConnection: connect: No such file or directory cannot connect to brltty at :0 Service 'org.kde.kaccessibleapp' does not exist. There is no kaccessible ...
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Making systemctl to shutdown process gracefully

I made a small systemctl service to manqge HLTV server (it records demos from a game and stores them on disk): [Unit] Description=HLTV server Requires=cs16.service After=cs16.service [Service] Type=...
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Trouble setting up systemd service on Centos 7 system

An application from a vendor was installed with a non-root user. This is supported by the vendor and all is good. So the non-root user owns all the installed application executables and files. One of ...
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How to advertise a service on a port

I want to run a service(a server typically) on a host and it should advertise to other machines in the network. Let's say I'm running a ReST service which provides the temperature based on location ...
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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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Start TCP-based service on demand, and stop it after connection is closed

A server needs to provide several huge (consuming lots of RAM) tcp-based services. What I want to achieve is, that they are started on-demand (lazy), and stopped after either the connection is closed ...
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Running etherpad as a service on raspberry pi

I am setting up etherpad-lite on my raspberry pi ubuntu 14.04 server. I got stuck trying to make etherpad-lite run as a service, following these instructions (I've also checked several others but that ...
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Service script and shared libraries

I have the following simple script IPN in CentOS 6.5 in /etc/init.d/ #!/bin/sh # chkconfig: 2345 05 06 cd /root/IPNHost . /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions start() { echo -n $"Starting..." /root/...
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(Super)user issues in handling services

Headless Ubuntu server 14.04. I have installed dropbox (as outlined here http://ubuntuserverguide.com/2012/06/how-to-install-and-configure-dropbox-on-ubuntu-server-12-04.html) and have added the ...
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Cgroups unrecognised service

I'm running the following command, after having modified my version of /etc/cgconfig.conf but get the following error (I'm running Ubuntu 14.04). Does anyone have any idea why this is the case? $ ...
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Setting up touch driver to run through service

We are trying to integrate a touch panel to our Debian system. Touch driver (General touch) I am trying to run this application in Linux service.Below are the steps which i followed Driver ...
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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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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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Bittorrent Sync Autostart as a Service

I'm running a raspberry pi with the latest raspbian (debian) on it. I've installed btsync. Now I want to run Bittorrent Sync, when the system boots, not only when somebody logs in. Do I have to run ...
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service command: Failed to issue method call

I downloaded the source of tinyproxy and then use ./configure make make install to install it Then I want to start it, but get errors, like the following: [root@kitty tinyproxy-1.8.3]# service ...
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Running Tomcat MySQL and Apache under a group

I am trying to set up a web server at home using Ubuntu, but prefer my bash scripts to be platform agnostic hence why I am asking here. I also dislike apt-get everything. I am trying to create a ...
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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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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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Unknown job error on running service

I am getting an 'start: Unknown job: elasticsearch' error when I try to do service elasticsearch start When I run service --status-all I can see elasticsearch present in the list. But I ...
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update-rc.d service running on shutdown

I've setup a startup script in Yocto Poky by putting boot_script.sh in /etc/init.d and running update-rc.d boot_script.sh defaults 99 from that folder. This results in K99boot_script.sh in folders /...
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systemctl script not able to read and write

I have a script running at start up using systemctl. Shown below. The script that runs just reads and writes data from a txt file. [Unit] Description= Start sample script After=local-fs.target getty@...
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systemctl not works for own daemon

I have a problem with starting own daemon program using systemctl in Debian (deamon has wirted in golang if this have any meaning) I created file in /etc/systemd/system/tcp-server.service . His ...
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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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Universal Media Server not working

I'm trying to get Universal Media Server to work on a headless Debian 8 home server to stream video to my PS4 and other devices. I followed this tutorial (http://www.slsmk.com/how-to-install-universal-...
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Restart service after boot then enable networking ordering

Problem: Server application when first started upon boot has memory leak. When service is restarted, it will then run without issue. Temporary solution is to: AFTER the OS has completed booting, ...
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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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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 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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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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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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How to debug failing service in Arch Linux

I have a application which i can run without any problems as a normal application. The application is using I2C and WiFi. I can detect the data flow through wireshark so i can confirm that it is ...
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nginx won't to start

I have run nginx -t and it returns successful. On boot I see messages about nginx has failed to start, and it wont start when I try nginx or service nginx start Instead i get a message to check ...
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Will I be able to install a service as a sudoer?

I will need to install a custom application as a service on a RHEL 6.2 box this weekend. Will I be able to do this with sudoer powers or will I need the root password for anything?
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How do you connect app and DB servers from separate containers?

With Docker, how can I make the DB in one container accessible by the app server in another?