I know about the update-rc.d SERVICE OPTIONS command to add and remove services from startup, but how do I use it to get a list of all the services that are currently configured to start at startup?

Is there some other way to get this list?


See the attached link.


The command is

service --status-all
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    Thanks, the service --status-all did it, though I still have to find a legend to determine exactly what those symbols mean. – Lance Roberts Aug 20 '11 at 1:02
  • @Lance: there is a bug in managing option --status-all, see this AU question: askubuntu.com/questions/55992/running-services – enzotib Aug 20 '11 at 10:47
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    I realize this is a little dated, but from my reading of the man page, it sounds as if this lists the current status, not whether they're configured to start? "service --status-all runs all init scripts, in alphabetical order, with the status command. This option only calls status for sysvinit jobs, upstart jobs can be queried in a similar manner with initctl list'." – ernie Nov 5 '13 at 22:33
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    List of pretty much everything relevant that is running initctl list | egrep -v " stop/waiting|^tty" ; service --status-all 2>&1 | egrep -v "\[ (\?|\-) \]" – kert Mar 21 '15 at 20:47
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    + = running, - = stopped service. ? = managed by upstart (run initctl list to get the status of these) – dave1010 Apr 28 '15 at 9:36

You could use BUM.

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  • This looks nice, but I'm too new with Ubuntu to know how to install this on my virtual server, that I PuTTY into (or if it's even possible). – Lance Roberts Aug 20 '11 at 1:04
  • Do you have a graphical environment? – desgua Aug 20 '11 at 1:07
  • No, just a terminal session. – Lance Roberts Aug 20 '11 at 1:12
  • Well, BUM is a graphical tool, so the command you've mentioned above seems to fit better yours needs. – desgua Aug 20 '11 at 1:18
  • You can install this without graphical tools. X apps can run remotely. Yes, even on Windows. You just have to tell each app where to run (e.g. IP address). It's possible, you can Google the specifics. – David Betz Jan 13 '16 at 18:26

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