Starting/Stopping a service
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A service is an application (or set of applications) that runs in the background waiting to be used, or carrying out essential tasks. Examples are networking, cups and samba. You will generally be unaware of services until you need them.
In the /etc/init.d directory you can find the names of the services.
Start/Stop a service
Command line way
service servicename start
service servicename restart
Do you have to stop applications that have started up without your telling them to, and which are overloading your machine?
To stop a service the command is:
service servicename stop
For more options read the manual page:
Note: "service" is part of sysvconfig package.