restarting varnish

James Pearson james at
Mon Apr 14 21:12:32 CEST 2014

Excerpts from Roy Forster's message of 2014-04-11 16:18:39 -0700:
> Running varnish cache cli gives me child(xxx) said child start.
> But when I try "varnish service restart" it fails.

Do you mean `service varnish restart`?  service(8) is a wrapper around your
system's initscripts (likely in /etc/init.d), and is generally the preferred
way of starting and stopping services.

Sometimes, depending on the initscript, I find myself explicitly running the
stop and start commands.

What *nix distro are you using?
 - P
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