On UNIX systems, the sm_service show action displays previously installed services and their status.

The syntax for the action is as follows. You must type this command with administrative privileges:

sm_service show <name> [<name> ...]

The show action has one option:


When the action is used with its --cmdline option, it displays the sm_service command line that installed the program as a service. The command line can be reproduced and used for installing the requested service(s) on another system.

In the absence of the --cmdlineoption, the show action displays the status of the named service (or all services, when <name> is not given), including:

  • Whether the service is running

  • The name of the service

  • A brief description of the service