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I went through some manuals and I didn't understand yet. How do I disable autostart nginx service?

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Try this command:

sudo update-rc.d -f nginx disable
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    I tried sudo update-rc.d -f nginx disable. What is the difference between them? – Alex Malex Aug 17 '12 at 14:15
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    The difference is that disable is better! :) You got me. It effectively 'makes dpkg aware of your preference to prevent the startup scripts from being executed (because dpkg runs update-rc.d too)'. Credit to @Lekensteyn for the explanation. – SirCharlo Aug 17 '12 at 14:19
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    I already run disable and then remove. How can I undo it? – Alex Malex Aug 17 '12 at 14:32
  • Umm.. You want to enable autostart now? – SirCharlo Aug 17 '12 at 14:34
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    sudo update-rc.d nginx defaults; sudo update-rc.d -f nginx disable – SirCharlo Aug 17 '12 at 15:26
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use this:

sudo systemctl disable nginx

It will disable it and if you like to stop running service use this:

sudo service nginx stop

works on ubuntu 17.10

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    it works on ububut 18.04 as well – Amrit Shrestha Oct 1 '19 at 5:10

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