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Re: What's the difference between /etc/init.d and /sbin/service



On Sat, 2009-04-18 at 23:15 +0800, Nathan Huang wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> > On Sat, 2009-04-18 at 22:32 +0800, Nathan Huang wrote:
> >   
> >> Hi guys
> >> I face a problem, What 's the difference between these two commands?
> >>
> >> [mirandam charon ~]$ su -c '/etc/init.d/NetworkManager stop'
> >>
> >> [mirandam charon ~]$ |su -c '/sbin/service NetworkManager start 
> >>     
> > ----
> > assuming that the | character was a type and that you put a single quote
> > at the end of the second statement, the difference would be that the
> > first statement stops NetworkManager daemon and the second one starts
> > it.
> >
> > /sbin/service $SOME_initscript_located_in_/etc/init.d/ and
> > /etc/init.d/$SOME_initscript are essentially the same
> >
> > Craig
> >
> >
> >   
>     Hi Craig
>  we can stop NetworkManager from typing '/sbin/service NetworkManager 
> stop' Why we can also stop NetworkManger from /etc/init.d/NetworkManager 
> stop? What's the difference between these two places?
> thanks
> nathan
----
from 'man service'

DESCRIPTION
service  runs  a System V init script in as predictable environment as
possible, removing most environment variables and with current working
directory set to /.

Craig


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