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Managing Linux Services with chkconfig

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by Whil Hentzen
Length: 5 pgs
Formats Available: PDF
Press date: 2006/11/17
Source code: N/A

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The Linux command, chkconfig, allows you to configure the automatic start and stop of services in the /etc/rc.d/init.d scripts via a command line interface. Here's a ten minute guide to using chkconfig.

Table of Contents

1. Preface
1.1. Copyright
1.2. Revisions
1.2.1. History
1.2.2. New version
1.2.3. Feedback and corrections
1.3. References and acknowledgments
1.4. Disclaimer
1.5. Prerequisites

2. Why the need for chkconfig

3. Getting to run level 1

4. chkconfig commands
4.1. Display all services
4.2. Display running services
4.3. Removing a service from chkconfig control for all run levels
4.4. Placing a service under chkconfig control for default run levels
4.5. Turning a service off for just select run levels

5. Determining if a service is needed

6. Under the hood: what chkconfig does in /etc
6.1. How /etc/rc.d/init.d scripts work
6.2. What chkconfig does
6.3. How chkconfig knows what to do

7. Where to go for more information

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