“Service” Tool Available on Ubuntu 7.10

I spent the day teaching a class on Redhat Enterprise Linux 5 and in doing so got in the habit of using some Redhat specific commands. After class when I got back on my Ubuntu laptop I attempted to restart a service using “service network restart”. Instead of complaining about the service command not being found it instructed me that if I wanted that tool I would need to install the sysvconfig.

If you’re familiar with the Redat tool, service, and would like that functionality on Ubuntu simply do the following: