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service(8)    service(8)

NAME
       service - run a System V init script
SYNOPSIS
       service SCRIPT COMMAND [OPTIONS]

       service --status-all

       service --help | -h | --version

DESCRIPTION
       service runs  a System V init script in as predictable environment as
       possible, removing most environment variables and with current  working
       directory set to /.

       The  SCRIPT  parameter  specifies  a  System  V init script, located in
       /etc/init.d/SCRIPT.  The supported values  of  COMMAND  depend  on  the
       invoked script, service  passes  COMMAND  and OPTIONS it to the init
       script unmodified.  All scripts should support at least the  start  and
       stop  commands. As  a special case, if COMMAND is --full-restart, the
       script is run twice, first with the stop command, then with  the start
       command.

       service --status-all runs all init scripts, in alphabetical order, with
       the status command.

FILES
       /etc/init.d
     The directory containing System V init scripts.

ENVIRONMENT
       LANG, TERM
     The only environment variables passed to the init scripts.

SEE ALSO
       chkconfig(8), ntsysv(8)

  Jan 2006    service(8)

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