[arch-general] manage starting and stopping processes with less typing

Benjamin Campbell benji.campbell at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 09:29:45 EDT 2010

On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 1:36 PM, Frank Thieme <frank at fthieme.net> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 21:22, David C. Rankin
> <drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com> wrote:
> >        One thing I miss with Arch are init-script shortcuts for starting
> and stopping
> > processes. rc-commands really help cut down on typing. For example, all
> suse did
> > was to create links to the files in /etc/rc.d/... with a naming
> convention of
> > rc<init script name>. So, for example, instead of having to type:
> IMHO you just have to use tab completion and you will not type much
> more. I don't like the symlink approach of suse...
> Bye...Frank

I promote the use of tab completion as it helps with reinforcing the
directory structure in my head. In addition too many soft links makes me
feel as though I am chasing ghosts around my computer. Tab completion and
good old fashion elbow grease is a sure and concise way of making it around
the directory structure.


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