systemctl disable alternative command for Ubuntu 14.04

systemctl disable alternative command for Ubuntu 14.04

If you are using Ubuntu 15 or any higher version, you can use the systemctl command to enable or disable services. But before Ubuntu 15, it is not available.

So here is an alternate way to do the same in earlier versions like Ubuntu 14.04. I recently wanted the same and thought of writing it down here for my own reference as well as a help for those who looking for it.

Enter the following command along with the service name you want.

update-rc.d -f <service> remove
You can use the following command to get a list of services running in your server.

service --status-all
I hope this will be useful to someone :) Please don't forget to leave a comment if you know any better way.


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