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As a happy user of runit - I am curious if it is possible to send a signal to the main process (or similar) telling it to look now at the service directory? the current behaviour is < 5 seconds (seems much faster most of the time) between scans for new services - but I thought it would be nice if I could also tell it (in cases where the 5 second worst case is annoying - rare - but annoying).

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I'd also like to know how to do this! It looks like the very similar s6 has a way to do it (with s6scanclt -a) but runit looks to be missing it. –  ben w Mar 14 '13 at 17:03
I never found a solution - but it turned out not to matter for me - for some reason it is always faster than 5 seconds, or at least seems to be. –  Michael Neale Mar 15 '13 at 0:03
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