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Re: service(8): post commit feedback solicited

On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 4:26 PM, Adrian Steinmann <> wrote:
> [I know, this should have done _before_ putting it into the tree.]
> So the question is: Does someone have strong arguments against
> having this shell script to manage the rc scripts? FreeBSD has it
> since version 7 and it has not changed much during those years. It
> actually has more bells and whistles (i.e. higher TCO). Most linuxes
> have something similar. In sum, most admins expect service to manage
> the startup scripts.
> Our version honors the $rc_directories variable and takes the -e
> (enabled) and -l (list all) options.
> $ service
> usage: service [-elv]
>        service [-ev] rc_script_name [rc_script_name2 [...]]
>        service [-v] rc_script_name action
>        -e: List enabled scripts; check if given scripts are enabled
>        -l: List all scripts in rcorder
>        -v: Verbose (mention in which directory script is found)
> rc_directories is currently set to /etc/rc.d
> $ man service
>      service — run or list system services
>      service [−elv]
>      service [−ev] rc_script_name [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 following options are supported:
>      −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"
>          keyword enabled.
>      −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
>            Stopping sshd.
>            Starting sshd.
>            $ 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
>            /etc/rc.d/ccd
>            /usr/pkg/etc/rc.d/my_pkg
>            /etc/rc.d/motd
>      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
>      been set.
> Feedback here or private,
> Thanks
> PS Yes, I jave already submitted a pullup-7 request and will also
> remove the -f option as shown in the manual page above.

Is this supposed to work on -6?

I can't seem to produce any output.

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