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SERVICE(8) NetBSD System Manager's Manual SERVICE(8)
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service -- run or list system services
service [-ev] rc_script_name1 [rc_script_name2 [...]]
service [-v] rc_script_name action
The service command is a simple interface to the services startup system.
Its purpose is to list the services or invoke actions on them as provided
by the rc.d scripts. When used to invoke rc.d scripts, service will set
the same environment that is used at boot time.
The options are as follows:
-e List services that are enabled. The list of scripts is compiled
using rcorder(8) the same way as is done in rc(8); each script is
first checked for an "rcvar" assignment and if present, checked to
see if it is enabled. If one or more rc_script_name are specified,
only those are checked. The rc_script_name arguments are always
specified without a path prefix.
-l List all files in /etc/rc.d (the default of rc_directories as defined
in rc.conf(5)). A script will be listed unless it has the "nostart"
-v Report what rc_directories are defined or in which directory the rc.d
script was found when an action is invoked.
When used to invoke rc.d scripts, the service command sets umask to 022,
HOME to /, and PATH to /sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin which is how they
are set in /etc/rc at boot time. The action is typically one of start,
restart, status, or any other argument supported by the rc_script_name.
The service utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
These are typical usages of the service command:
# service sshd restart
$ service -v inetd status
inetd is located in /etc/rc.d
inetd is running as pid 1713.
$ service -ve ccd motd hostapd my_pkg
rc_directories is /etc/rc.d /usr/pkg/etc/rc.d
In the last example, hostapd(8) was apparently left disabled and the
additional directory /usr/pkg/etc/rc.d was configured by redefining the
variable rc_directories in rc.conf; further, my_pkg=yes must have also
rc.conf(5), rc(8), rcorder(8)
The service utility first appeared in NetBSD 7.0.
Written for FreeBSD by Douglas Barton <dougb@FreeBSD.org>.
Adapted and extended to NetBSD by Adrian Steinmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
NetBSD 9.3 March 20, 2015 NetBSD 9.3