The chkconfig tool is often used commonly in a RedHat style operating system. Mainly for managing system services. Chkconfig does not come with Ubuntu by default, but it is a package that can easily be installed and utilized.
To install it do
root@computer:~# apt-get install chkconfig
Now we can view system services using “chkconfig –list”
root@computer:~# chkconfig --list acpi-support 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off acpid 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off ...
Services can be turned on using
root@computer:~# chkconfig <service> on
Or off using
root@computer:~# chkconfig <service> off
One can even add your own service, using a proper init script with proper headings.
chkconfig --add <service>
Chkconfig on Ubuntu can be a useful tool for managing system services. It offers great flexibility and ease of use.