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Dec 312009

How to disable a service from startup in Ubuntu?


For example, to turn off apache2 from startup, use

sudo update-rc.d -f apache2 remove

When the system restart, apache2 will not be running anymore.

But, if you want to add them back later, you can use

sudo update-rc.d -f apache2 defaults

  One Response to “How to disable a service from startup in Ubuntu?”

  1. [...] In newer version of Ubuntu such as 10.04, some services are managed by upstart and you cannot disable them by using the old method. [...]

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