box - administration

Nico R. n-roeser at gmx.net
Wed Mar 10 13:20:17 PST 2004


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Hi,

Reinhard wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> on my Suse-box I liked the way I could administrate applications.
> Each application with a startscript in /etc/rc.d ... had a symlink
> in /usr/sbin with the prefix "rc".
> 
> This way it was easy to check for example a running apache by calling
> "rcapache status" from any directory being root or superuser.
> 
> What do you think about this facility?

I don't really see the point in symlinking the init scripts
into /usr/sbin. If anybody needs it, she can use
"/etc/rc.d/init.d/scriptname status" directly. root or an ordinary user
can start it. If the scripts happen not to have executable permissions,
you can use bash to run them. Tab completion in bash helps you enter
the script name quite fast.
So what advantage do we have by creating those symlinks?

Have fun,
- -- 
Nico
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