sysvconfig – utility for configuring init script links

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A text menu based utility for configuring init script links.It provides extensive explanations at each step. Some features supported by sysvconfig are:

-- Enable or disable services.
-- Edit init links.
-- Restore from backup file if you make a mistake.
-- Menu or command line interface.
-- View all services, each with its status and a brief description.

Sysvconfig also installs a ‘service' script much like that found on Red Hat systems.

Install sysvconfig in ubuntu

sudo aptitude sysvconfig

This will complete the installation

Using sysvconfig

If you want to open sysvconfig use the following commnd


Once it opens you should see similar to the following screen

if you want to enable/disable the services select the first option and press enter

Now you should see similar to the following screen here you can select or unselect the service

Using Service Command

Sysvconfig will install service command to start,stop,restart the service using service command use the follwoing format

sudo service apache2 restart

sudo service apache2 stop


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