|Welcome to Rc-update.|
rc - shell
The generic hook into OpenRC.
Scripts to run OpenRC
Scripts to run OpenRC
Scripts automatically executed at boot and shutdown
Configuration file for devd(8)
Initscript Configuration Files
Smaller configuration files
Specifies the default settings for all the available options.
The global OpenRC configuration file
GhostBSD specific configurations
Safely edit system rc files
Shows which services are running
Add or delete services
Locate and run an OpenRC service
|Back to the System|
Managing runlevels is usually done through the rc-update helper, but could of course be done by hand if desired. e.g. rc-update add nginx default - add nginx to the default runlevel
All runlevels are represented as folders in /etc/runlevels/ with symlinks to the actual service scripts.
All services must reside in the /etc/init.d or /usr/local/etc/init.d directories. They must also conform to the OpenRC runscript standard.
rc-update – add and remove services to and from a runlevel
rc-update [-s, --stack] add service [runlevel ...] rc-update [-s, --stack] [-a, --all] delete service [runlevel ...] rc-update [-u, --update] [-v, --verbose] show [runlevel ...]
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.
rc-update without option shows all runlevels and services:
abi | boot adjkerntz | boot avahi-daemon | default avahi-dnsconfd | default bootmisc | boot bridge | boot cron | boot cupsd | default dbus | default devd | boot devfs | default dmesg | boot dumpon | boot fsck | boot hald | default hostid | boot hostname | boot kldxref | boot lightdm | default local | default nonetwork localmount | boot modules | boot motd | boot moused | default netmount | default network | boot newsyslog | boot ntpd | default root | boot routing | boot savecache | shutdown savecore | boot staticroute | boot swap | boot syscons | boot sysctl | boot syslogd | boot urandom | boot vboxnet | default webcamd | default zfs | boot zvol | boot
boot shows if a service starts at boot.
If you want a service starting at boot write as root:
rc-update add foo .
If a service don't have to start at boot write:
rc-update delete foo.