is the documentation avaliable for this command. This is a brief commentary on the use of this command.
If chkconfig isn't in your path (you get "command not found") run `/sbin/chkconfig/`.
Use this command to configure services at runtime. Turn off services that you know that you don't want running at boot time and you should notice that your box boots up a bit faster. It's more or less exatcly the same as `system-config-services` but a text-based version. You can always edit text files for remote boxes but they may not have X enabled.
Here's a sample sesion to check what services that start up when the box boots. I'm then gonna turn off a couple.
to see what commands are available
see services init status
chkconfig --list chkconfig --list | grep kudzu chkconfig --list | grep cups chkconfig --list | grep cups-config-daemon
Set services to NOT start at boot:
chkconfig --level 2345 cups-config-daemon off chkconfig --level 2345 kudzu off chkconfig --level 2345 cups off
Set services to start at boot:
chkconfig --level 2345 cups-config-daemon on chkconfig --level 2345 kudzu on chkconfig --level 2345 cups on
Name : chkconfig Relocations: (not relocatable) Version : 184.108.40.206 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc. Release : 1 Build Date: Fri 01 Oct 2004 10:47:56 AM MDT Install Date: Thu 19 May 2005 03:30:51 PM MDT Build Host: tweety.build.redhat.com Group : System Environment/Base Source RPM: chkconfig-220.127.116.11-1.src.rpm Size : 454469 License: GPL Signature : DSA/SHA1, Wed 20 Oct 2004 10:10:46 AM MDT, Key ID b44269d04f2a6fd2 Packager : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla> Summary : A system tool for maintaining the /etc/rc*.d hierarchy. Description : Chkconfig is a basic system utility. It updates and queries runlevel information for system services. Chkconfig manipulates the numerous symbolic links in /etc/rc.d, to relieve system administrators of some of the drudgery of manually editing the symbolic links.