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Using NTSYSV To Manage Linux Services

Jun 16, 2008, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Tremell)

[ Thanks to Mike Golvach for this link. ]

"Picking up where we left off in yesterday's post regarding using chkconfig to manage Linux run levels, today we're going to take a look at another common, and helpful, tool you can find on Redhat, Fedora and other such similar Linux distro's, named ntsysv. Actually, we'll be looking at two commands, since there's a slight dependency (which we'll get to before this post is over) between ntsysv and another command named service.

"ntsysv is a great tool to use if you like GUI-based interaction and aren't able to run an X-Windows session. Since it's basically a tty GUI (Sometimes referred to as a TUI), you can enjoy the graphical interaction through any terminal software that supports basic color in the shell..."

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