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Service Control (
p4dctl) utility allows you to manage
services running on the local host. Non-root users can administer the
services they own, while
root may administer all services,
but may not own any.
p4dctl can only be obtained as part of the UNIX
package installation. It is not supported on Windows.
You use the
p4dctl utility to configure the
environment in which services run and to manage the services themselves.
The basic workflow for an administrator using the
p4dctl utility is as follows:
p4dctlcommands to start and stop services, to get information about services, and to checkpoint services.
You can use a single
p4dctl command to manage all
services or an arbitrary group of services by assigning them a common
name in the
p4dctl configuration file.
p4dctl introduces no new environment variables; it
enforces strict control of the environment of any service it starts
according to the directives in the
configuration file. This prevents failures that stem from the differences
between the user’s environment and that of