Bug#60979: What /etc/init.d/xxx restart does?
On Fri, 2002-09-13 at 02:50, Chris Waters wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 12, 2002 at 10:30:21PM +0100, Oliver Elphick wrote:
> > On Thu, 2002-09-12 at 18:43, Robert Bihlmeyer wrote:
> > > Starting and stopping a service should be idempotent, i.e. further
> > > attempts should silently succeed.
> > If I start something that is already started, I want it to tell me -
> It tells you by its silence -- if the service actually had started or
> stopped, then it would have printed a message.
But the Unix norm is that silence means success. Failure produces a
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