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List Services on Ubuntu 20.04 - All about it ?

This article covers how to list all services by using the systemctl command on Ubuntu 20.04. In fact, systemctl is a command-line utility that is used for controlling systemd and managing services, which is part of systemd.


The syntax is the rule and format of how the systemctl command can be used.

These syntax options can be reordered, but a straight format must be followed:

systemctl [OPTIONS.] {COMMAND} 
  • COMMAND: Replace COMMAND.. with the name of the command service names.
  • -t –type=TYPE, –state=STATE: Use the -t or –type or –state=STATE to list units of a particular type of service state: Active, Inactive.
  • -a –all: Use the -a or –all to show all properties/all units currently in memory, including dead/empty ones. To list all units installed on the system, use the 'list-unit-files' command instead.
  • -r –recursive: Use the -r or –recursive to show unit list of host and local containers.
  • –help: Display a help message and exit.

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Start, Stop or Restart Services in Linux Mint 20 - Best Method ?

This article covers the basics of service management in Linux Mint 20. Linux provides fine-grained control over system services through systemd, using the systemctl command. Services can be turned on, turned off, restarted, reloaded, or even enabled or disabled at boot.

The basic syntax for using the systemctl command is:

$ systemctl [<em>command</em>] [<em>service_name</em>]

Typically, you'll need to run this as a superuser with each command starting with sudo.


How to Restart a Service ?

To stop and restart the service in Linux, use the command:

$ sudo systemctl restart <em>SERVICE_NAME</em>

After this point, your service should be up and running again. You can verify the state with the status command.

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