Running CTP as a Linux Service
- This is a small part of what the script at Install MIRC Zn on Ubuntu Linux will do automatically for you.
- If you want to install MIRC on a Linux machine it is recommended you head the Install MIRC Zn on Ubuntu Linux page.
- If you are here because you want to run an existing Linux installation of CTP or MIRC as a service, continue reading.
2 Using an UpStart Script
Ubuntu and many other Linux distros use UpStart to run services. The below example assumes CTP is installed at
You can modify it to suit a different locations.
Cut and paste the below code
description "CTP Service on Linux" author "Tim Phillips <email@example.com>" start on (local-filesystems and net-device-up IFACE!=lo) stop on stopping network-services respawn expect fork script cd /usr/share/CTP/ java -jar ./CTP-runner.jar end script
into a file named
3 Commands to control the CTP service
To start CTP (it will start automatically when the machine boots)
To stop CTP:
To check if CTP is running:
To restart CTP: