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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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Wheezy uses SysV init, and all the services are controlled with special shell scripts in /etc/init.d, so ls /etc/init.d will list them. These files also contain a description of the service at the …
answered Jan 9 '14 by goldilocks
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I need to restart the process udev similar to (in ubuntu) sudo /etc/init.d/udev restart Actually those instructions do not use the term process and what you are referring to there a service, whic …
answered Mar 4 '13 by goldilocks
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The complete bit in my /etc/services is: # /etc/services: # $Id: services,v 1.53 2011/06/13 15:00:06 ovasik Exp $ # # Network services, Internet style # IANA services version: last updated 2011-06 …
answered Jan 9 '13 by goldilocks
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If you know the pid of the service you want monitored, I wrote this a while back for tracking resource usage of specific things on a server: http://cognitivedissonance.ca/cogware/plog It is complete …
answered Sep 6 '13 by goldilocks
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Startup scripts (on boot) Processes started by init usually have little or no pre-existing environment at all, although it depends on how they are invoked. If they are invoked directly, i.e., f …
answered Apr 30 '14 by goldilocks
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why is it starting at boot even after the chckonfig off? SysV init (which is what use of the service command implies) doesn't track services itself, it just executes commands from "init scripts …
answered May 7 '14 by goldilocks
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What is the easiest thing to use for this? Perl? C? Not many people are going to say that C is the easiest thing for this, although there are XML parsing libs for C. I guess it depends how comfo …
answered Jul 9 '13 by goldilocks