Uniformity Across Your Linux Platform
It has been traditional within SUSE that service scripts are activated with a symbolic link usually in /usr/sbin. So that to start the sshd service you can issue the command
rcsshd start as root from anywhere as the /usr/sbin directory is in the search path. Of course you also would be able to use the syntax
/etc/init.d/sshd start , but this has always been a little long winded ;(
Moreover, these symlinks are not available in RedHat or CENTOS. They have the standard command:
service . The problem with the command service is that you have to know the service name. You cannot use tab completion. So let’s fix that!
complete -W "$(ls /etc/init.d/)" service
- complete : the command complete sets up tab completion
- -W : this option creates a word list for completion
- “$(ls /etc/init.d/)” : out word list is made up of the output of the command ls /etc/init.d/
- service : this then sets up the configured completion for the command service
Test and enjoy!
If you want this all the time add it to your ~/.bashrc