What's this?

commandlinefu.com is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again.

Delete that bloated snippets file you've been using and share your personal repository with the world. That way others can gain from your CLI wisdom and you from theirs too. All commands can be commented on, discussed and voted up or down.

If you have a new feature suggestion or find a bug, please get in touch via http://commandlinefu.uservoice.com/

Get involved!

You can sign-in using OpenID credentials, or register a traditional username and password.

First-time OpenID users will be automatically assigned a username which can be changed after signing in.

Universal configuration monitoring and system of record for IT.

Stay in the loop…

Follow the Tweets.

Every new command is wrapped in a tweet and posted to Twitter. Following the stream is a great way of staying abreast of the latest commands. For the more discerning, there are Twitter accounts for commands that get a minimum of 3 and 10 votes - that way only the great commands get tweeted.

» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu3
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu10

Subscribe to the feeds.

Use your favourite RSS aggregator to stay in touch with the latest commands. There are feeds mirroring the 3 Twitter streams as well as for virtually every other subset (users, tags, functions,…):

Subscribe to the feed for:



May 19, 2015 - A Look At The New Commandlinefu
I've put together a short writeup on what kind of newness you can expect from the next iteration of clfu. Check it out here.
March 2, 2015 - New Management
I'm Jon, I'll be maintaining and improving clfu. Thanks to David for building such a great resource!

Top Tags



Stop or Start (Restart) a Windows service from a Linux machine

Terminal - Stop or Start (Restart) a Windows service from a Linux machine
net rpc -I ADDRESS -U USERNAME%PASSWORD service {stop|start} SVCNAME
2010-06-29 17:12:36
User: f0rk
Stop or Start (Restart) a Windows service from a Linux machine

Control (stop, start, restart) a Windows Service from a Linux machine which has the `net` command (provided by samba).


There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives

Know a better way?

If you can do better, submit your command here.

What others think

Marvelous! Great post!

Comment by barrytrujillo 308 weeks and 1 day ago

Is it possible to enable/disable services using similar syntax? I don't know much about Linux commands but this is definitely helpful.

Comment by protix 308 weeks and 1 day ago

It says failed to start service, but it does start the service

Comment by hkbruvold 306 weeks and 1 day ago

This is handy when the service in question is already enabled on the windows machine.

Any idea of how to Enable a Disabled Service so you *can* start it?

Comment by ShadowCat8 240 weeks and 6 days ago
net rpc service list -I <ADDRESS> -U <USERNAME%PASSWORD>

Get a list of running services

Comment by yellowspaced 85 weeks and 2 days ago

Your point of view

You must be signed in to comment.