ntsysv – Centrally manages various services of the system

The ntsysv command is a command-line tool that centrally manages various services of the system. It is a graphical interface that allows a user to configure which system services should start when the system boots up. It provides a simple and efficient way to manage the services that run on a Linux system.


To run ntsysv, open a terminal and type ntsysv. This will bring up the graphical interface. The interface displays a list of system services, along with their current status and whether they are set to start automatically.

To change the status of a service, use the arrow keys to highlight the service and press the space bar to toggle the service on or off. Once you have made your changes, press the “OK” button to save your changes and exit the interface.

ntsysv can be used to manage various system services, such as network services, file-sharing services, printing services, and more. It is particularly useful for managing services that are not needed on a regular basis, such as backup services or remote access services.


The ntsysv command has the following options:

Option Description
-h Displays a help message and exits.
-V Displays the version number and exits.

Troubleshooting tips

If you are having trouble with ntsysv, here are some tips to help you troubleshoot:

  • Make sure that you have the necessary permissions to manage system services. You may need to run ntsysv as the root user.
  • If a service is not starting or stopping correctly, check the system logs for error messages that may indicate the cause of the problem.
  • If you are unsure about which services to enable or disable, consult the documentation for your Linux distribution or seek advice from a qualified Linux administrator.


  • ntsysv is available on most Linux distributions, including Red Hat, CentOS, Fedora, and Debian. However, some distributions may use a different tool for managing system services.
  • ntsysv is a graphical interface and may not be available on systems without a graphical user interface (GUI). In such cases, the systemctl command can be used to manage system services from the command line.