On Windows a command like
net start mysql will try to start the MySQL service. I am looking for equivalent Linux command to do that - to change the status of services through Linux commands.
A lot of linux'es support the service command
service mysql.server start
This is related to chkconfig
[root@iceweasel init.d]# chkconfig --list mysql.server Note: This output shows SysV services only and does not include native systemd services. SysV configuration data might be overridden by native systemd configuration. mysql.server 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off
Otherwise you can do it the old fashioned way
cd /etc/init.d ./mysql.server start