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  1. #1

    regarding service

    hi everybody
    I have one silly doubt about service but i am not getting clear idea
    whatis the diffrence between restarting and reloading the service
    service httpd restart
    service httpd reload


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    Linux Guru anomie's Avatar
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    Mar 2005
    You will have to check the script itself for an answer. In general, I think restart literally restarts the service. Reload should leave the service up but force it to re-read its config files.

    Pretty handy to know if you do not want a brief downtime in your service while it restarts.

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