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SystemStarter(8)          BSD System Manager's Manual         SystemStarter(8)


NAME

     SystemStarter -- Start, stop, and restart system services


SYNOPSIS

     SystemStarter [-gvxdDqn] [action [service]]


DESCRIPTION

     The SystemStarter utility is deprecated.  System services should instead
     be described by a launchd.plist(5).  See launchd(8) for more details.
     The launchd utility is available on Mac OS X 10.4 and later.

     In earlier versions of Mac OS X, the SystemStarter utility is used to
     start, stop, and restart the system services which are described in the
     /Library/StartupItems/ and /System/Library/StartupItems/ paths.

     The optional action argument specifies which action SystemStarter per-
     forms on the startup items.  The optional service argument specifies
     which startup items to perform the action on.  If no service is speci-
     fied, all startup items will be acted on; otherwise, only the item pro-
     viding the service, any items it requires, or any items that depend on it
     will be acted on.

     During boot SystemStarter is invoked by launchd(8) and is responsible for
     starting all startup items in an order that satisfies each item's
     requirements.


ACTIONS

     start    start all items, or start the item that provides the specified
              service and all items providing services it requires.

     stop     stop all items, or stop the item that provides the specified
              service and all items that depend on it.

     restart  restart all items, or restart the item providing the specified
              service.


OPTIONS

     -g       (ignored)

     -v       verbose (text mode) startup

     -x       (ignored)

     -r       (ignored)

     -d       print debugging output

     -D       print debugging output and dependencies

     -q       be quiet (disable debugging output)

     -n       don't actually perform action on items (no-run mode)


NOTES

     Unless an explicit call to ConsoleMessage is made, SystemStarter examines
     the exit status of the startup item scripts to determine the success or
     failure of the services provided by that script.


FILES

     /Library/StartupItems/         User-installed startup items.
     /System/Library/StartupItems/  System-provided startup items.


SEE ALSO

     ConsoleMessage(8), launchd(8), launchd.plist(5), rc(8)


HISTORY

     The SystemStarter utility appeared in Darwin 1.0 and was extended in Dar-
     win 6.0 to support partial startup and interprocess communication.
     SystemStarter was deprecated by launchd(8) in Darwin 8.0.

Darwin                          April 12, 2002                          Darwin

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