service --status-all | grep running

list services running (as root)

A quick way to list services running

By: Williebee
2009-03-27 19:53:30

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What Others Think

This assumes you're on a Red Hat based system. If not, this assumes that you have sysvinit-utils installed. Also, very GNU/Linux specific, and not portable to Unix derivatives.
atoponce · 477 weeks and 6 days ago
This works on Ubuntu and Opensuse And for Opensolaris use: svcs | grep online
Williebee · 477 weeks and 6 days ago
Here's the equivelant for Gentoo: rc-status | grep started
zzrrider · 477 weeks and 6 days ago
AIX version: lssrc -a
mpb · 477 weeks and 6 days ago
Not a portable solution
GNUix · 477 weeks and 5 days ago

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