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       msvc - control minit


       msvc [ -[uodpchaitko] ] [ -P pid ] service [...]


       msvc  is  the  management  interface  to minit.  service is the service
       directory name relative to /etc/minit.  Starting with minit 0.9 you can
       also include /etc/minit/ in the service name.


       If  no option is given, msvc will just print a small diagnostic message
       to stdout, saying if the service is up, down or finished, which PID  it
       has if it is up, and for how long it has been in this state.

       -u   Up.   If  the  service  is  not running, start it.  If the service
            stops, restart it.

       -o   Once.  If the service is not running, start it.   If  the  service
            stops, do not 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.

       -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   Terminate.  Send the service a KILL signal.

       -P pid
            Set PID.  Tell minit the PID of the service is really  pid.   This
            is  useful for services that fork themselves in the background but
            put   their   real   PID   in    a    file,    typically    called
            /var/run/  Used by pidfilehack.

       -D service
            Print  dependencies.   This  will  print  all the names of all the
            services that were started because this services depended on them.
            Please  note  that  this  is not done recursively (i.e. if default
            depends on qmail and qmail depends on log, this will print  qmail,
            not qmail/log.  But msvc -D qmail will print qmail/log).

       -H   Print  history.   This  will  print  the  names  of  the ten least
            recently spawned processes.  This is useful if you see  a  process
            looping  (initialization  fails and minit is restarting it all the


       Generally, msvc return zero if everything is OK or 1  on  error  (could
       not  open  /lib/minit/in  or /lib/minit/out or there is no process with
       the given name).  In diagnostic mode, it will exit 0 if the service  is
       up, 2 if it is down or 3 if it is finished.


       pidfilehack(8), svc(8)