start-stop-daemon

Thomas 'Balu' Walter tw at itreff.de
Sun Jul 23 14:54:13 PDT 2000


+-Gerard Beekmans-(gerard at linuxfromscratch.org)-[23.07.00 21:19]:
> > One last joke here: I'm still wondering what this function would be...
> > 8-)))
> 
> I can't think up any, but I do have an idea (totally separate from this
> discussion) for writing another function: enable and disable
> 
> If you want to disable a script without having to remove or rename the
> symlink in /etc/rc3.d and similar directories call the script with
> /etc/init.d/sysklogd disable
> 
> It'll simply write a file (call it a lock file like the ones you see in
> /var/lock) and the script tests the existance of it. If present, it
> won't do anything (ie: won't load syslogd and klogd). If you want to
> enable it again call /etc/init.d/sysklogd enable and the lock file will
> be removed.

Nice idea - got another (stolen from SuSE).
Symlink /sbin/rcsysklogd (e.g.) to /etc/init.d/sysklogd and you can
easily do "rcsysklogd stop" or similar.

     Balu

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