I have nginx installed on CentOS and now I need it to be disabled (including on reboot), but keep it installed for further use.

Should I only remove /etc/init.d/nginx file? Or is there more graceful way to do that?

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sudo /etc/init.d/nginx stop

sudo chkconfig nginx off

then confirm with

chkconfig --list | grep nginx

  • 1
    no need to pipe to grep, chkconfig --list <daemon> will show you just that one line
    – Zypher
    Jul 15, 2011 at 1:24
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    good point. i pipe like it's a nervous tick.
    – MrTuttle
    Jul 15, 2011 at 1:35
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    You know you've got a problem when you cat | less
    – womble
    Jul 15, 2011 at 6:30

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