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rc-status - Man Page

show status info about runlevels

Examples (TL;DR)


rc-status[-aclsuC] [runlevel]


rc-status gathers and displays information about the status of services in different runlevels. The default behavior is to show information about the current runlevel and any unassigned services that are not stopped, but any runlevel can be quickly examined.

If an active service is being supervised by supervise-daemon(8,) the amount of time the daemon has been active along with the number of times it has been respawned in the current respawn period will be displayed.

The options are as follows:

-a, --all

Show all runlevels and their services.

-c, --crashed

List all services that have crashed.

-l, --list

List all defined runlevels.

-m, --manual

Show all manually started services.

-r, --runlevel

Print the current runlevel name.

-s, --servicelist

Show all services.

-u, --unused

Show services not assigned to any runlevel.

-C, --nocolor

Disable color output.


Show information only for the named runlevel.

Exit Status

rc-status exits 0, except when checking for crashed services and it doesn't find any.

Implementation Notes

rc-status tries to list services within each runlevel in the presently resolved dependency order if the dependency tree is available.

See Also

openrc(8), rc-update(8) supervise-daemon(8)


Roy Marples <roy@marples.name>

Referenced By

openrc(8), openrc-run(8), rc-sstat(8), rc-update(8).

April 24, 2008