How to check a service is running or not in Linux?


Method 1: Using service command

#service servicename status

httpd (pid 7474) is running…
Method 2: Using init.d scripts which are located in /etc/init.d folder

/etc/init.d/cron status

Clipped output of init.d script:
cron start/running, process 1253
Method3: Using status command to check if the service is running or not

status atd
atd start/running, process 1245

To check all the services state at a time use below command

#service –status-all

Please comment on this if you have any other way to check the status of a service.'About Support
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