Enabling / Disabling services in Debian

Enabling / disabling services in Debian is easy.  Just add / remove symlinks in /etc/rcX.d directory that points to /etc/init.d/serviceName.  This is simple and it works.  Just now, I found an easier way, using sysv-rc-conf.  First you need to install it

aptitude install sysv-rc-conf

Then, run it with root user.  A nice console GUI appears and show you all available services in the system.  You just need to enable / disable the appropriate check-boxes by pressing space bar or mouse click.  Becareful, all changes take effect immediately.

This is how it looks:

sysv-rc-conf

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