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Re: inconsistent init.d arguments

> I've been really annoyed lately on my laptop with my seeming inability to 
> guess at the options to scripts in /etc/init.d.  Specifically, some of the
> scripts use 'reload', some use 'restart'.  
> The majority that provide a reload or a restart use 'reload'.  I find this
> non-intuitive, since we use 'start' and not 'load' for the normal startup.
> I looked briefly, but didn't find this mentioned in the policy documents I
> have.  What's the right answer?  I'd like to file a set of bug reports to
> achieve consistency, but thought I'd solicit comments here first.  Frankly, 
> I'd like all the scripts to handle either 'reload' or 'restart'.  This 
> shouldn't be a significant burden.

Actually, according to policy, there is a small difference:

Optionally they can support reload which
causes the configuration to be reloaded, or restart which causes the
daemon to be stopped and started again.

Proudly running Debian Linux! Linux vs. Windows is a no-Win situation....
Igor Grobman           igor@debian.org                 igor@digicron.com 

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