Start stop services controlled by upstart on karmic

Derek Broughton derek at
Tue Nov 10 14:08:27 UTC 2009

Joep L. Blom wrote:

> Tom H wrote:
>>> Thanks Tom, that was very helpful.
>> You're welcome.
> Coming from Fedora I always use service (originally in a root terminal)
> to start, stop or enquire the services running from /etc/init.d.
> I found this works just as well in Karmic. It is easy and safe and
> should be propagated.

Yes.  I'm not quite sure when "service" became part of Ubuntu, but I think 
it was Intrepid, and imo a very welcome addition.  Prior to that I used to 
suggest it, until somebody helpfully pointed out that I'd created my own 
alias, and most users didn't have it :-)  

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