Managing init Scripts in Ubuntu 13.04

Normally, I use chkconfig tool in SUSE or RedHat to manage init scripts. This tool is missing in Ubuntu. The alternative is to use the sysv-rc-conf tool.

First, install the tool:

sudo apt-get install sysv-rc-conf

To check the configuration of an init script, such as apache2, run:

sudo sysv-rc-conf --list apache2

To disable a script, such as apache2:

sudo sysv-rc-conf apache2 off

To enable it again:

sudo sysv-rc-conf apache2 on

To create a new script manually, use the same syntax as for chkconfig.

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