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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 ex: service httpd restart service ...
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    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
    ex:
    service httpd restart
    service httpd reload

    thanks
    inadvance

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    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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