rc-update man page

rc-update ā€” add and remove services to and from a runlevel

Synopsis

rc-update [-s, --stack] add service [runlevel ...]
rc-update [-s, --stack] [-a, --all] delete service [runlevel ...]
rc-update [-u, --update] [-v, --verbose] show [runlevel ...]

Description

OpenRC uses named runlevels. Rather than editing some obscure file or managing a directory of symlinks, rc-update exists to quickly add or delete services to and from from different runlevels. All services must reside in the /etc/init.d or /usr/local/etc/init.d directories. They must also be standard OpenRC scripts, meaning they must use openrc-run.

add service

Add the service to the runlevel or the current one if none given. Services added to the boot runlevel must exist in /etc/init.d.

delete service

Delete the service from the runlevel or the current one if none given.

show

Show all enabled services and the runlevels they belong to. If you specify runlevels to show, then only those will be included in the output.

-v, --verbose

Show all services.

-u, --update

Forces an update of the dependency tree cache. This may be needed in the event of clock skew (a file in /etc is newer than the system clock).

If the -s, --stack option is given then we either add or remove the runlevel from the runlevel. This allows inheritance of runlevels.

If the -a, --all option is given, we remove the service from all runlevels. This is useful, for example, to clean up the dangling symlinks after a service is removed.

See Also

openrc(8), openrc-run(8), rc-status(8)

Authors

Roy Marples <roy@marples.name>
The OpenRC Team <openrc@gentoo.org>

Referenced By

openrc(8), openrc-run(8), rc-sstat(8), rc-status(8), salt(7).

January 13, 2014