Re: init file questions
At 19:14 -0700 1999-06-21, Daniel Quinlan wrote:
And force-reload still bothers me a bit... Is there someone from
Debian who remembers the original rationale for it?
Not all daemons have a way to reload the configuration without
killing and restarting the program.
force-reload was created to provide a consistent way of reloading a
daemon's configuration; for daemons that provide a way to reload
configurations without killing/restarting, force-reload should be the
same as reload.
Joel Klecker (aka Espy) Debian GNU/Linux Developer