system tool to enable or disable system services

Chkconfig is a utility to update and query runlevel information for system services. Chkconfig manipulates the numerous symbolic links in /etc/init.d/, to relieve system administrators of some of the drudgery of manually editing the symbolic links. . In Debian, there are several tools with similar functionality, but users coming from other Linux distributions will find the tools in this package more familiar.



  • /sbin/chkconfig
  • /usr/share/doc/chkconfig/changelog.Debian.gz
  • /usr/share/doc/chkconfig/copyright
  • /usr/share/man/man8/chkconfig.8.gz