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Command line options for Serv-U

Updated April 17, 2017

Overview

This article provides an overview of the command line options for Serv-U.

Environment

All Serv-U versions

Detail

Serv-U includes a set of command line options which can alter the function of the FTP server without requiring access to the GUI portion of Serv-U. To execute command line options, call the .exe file and then the appropriate switch - such as, C:\Program Files\RhinoSoft\Serv-U\Serv-U.exe -stop to stop the Serv-U engine. The command-line options are displayed below:

Serv-U engine (Serv-U.exe) options

  • Shut down Serv-U and the Serv-U tray on Linux: Serv-U -shutdown
  • Shut down Serv-U and the Serv-U tray on Windows: Serv-U.exe -shutdown
  • Install Serv-U as a service if this was not done during installation: -makeservice
  • Remove Serv-U from system services: -removeservice
  • Install Serv-U as a system service and restart it as a service: -startmakeservice
  • Remove Serv-U system service and restart it as an application: -startremoveservice

Serv-U tray icon (Serv-U-Tray.exe) option

  • Start the Management Console: -administrator

Serv-U setup (Serv-U-Setup.exe) options

 

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