service - run a System V init scriptSYNOPSIS
service SCRIPT COMMAND [OPTIONS]
service --help | -h | --version
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
service --status-all runs all init scripts, in alphabetical order, with
the status command.
The directory containing System V init scripts.
The only environment variables passed to the init scripts.
Jan 2006 service(8)