January 3, 2009

Svc command line switches

  • -u: Up. If the service is not running, start it. If the service stops, restart it.
  • -d: Down. If the service is running, send it a TERM signal and then a CONT signal. After it stops, do not restart it.
  • -o: Once. If the service is not running, start it. Do not restart it if it stops.
  • -p: Pause. Send the service a STOP signal.
  • -c: Continue. Send the service a CONT signal.
  • -h: Hangup. Send the service a HUP signal.
  • -a: Alarm. Send the service an ALRM signal.
  • -i: Interrupt. Send the service an INT signal.
  • -t: Terminate. Send the service a TERM signal.
  • -k: Kill. Send the service a KILL signal.
  • -x: Exit. supervise will exit as soon as the service is down. If you use this option on a stable system, you're doing something wrong; supervise is designed to run forever.