starting


SYNOPSIS
       starting JOB=JOB INSTANCE=INSTANCE [ENV]...

DESCRIPTION
       The  starting  event  is generated by the Upstart init(8) daemon when a
       new instance of a job begins starting.  The  JOB  environment  variable
       contains  the  job name, and the INSTANCE environment variable contains
       the instance name which will be empty for single-instance jobs.

       init(8) will wait for all services started by this event to be running,
       all  tasks  started by this event to have finished and all jobs stopped
       by this event to be stopped before allowing the job to continue  start-
       ing.

       This  allows  jobs  to effectively insert themselves as dependencies of
       other jobs.  The event is typically combined with the stopped(7)  event
       by services.

       Job configuration files may use the export stanza to export environment
       variables from their own environment  into  the  starting  event.   See
       init(5) for more details.

EXAMPLE
       A  service  that wishes to be running whenever another service would be
       running, started before and stopped after it, might use:

              start on starting apache
              stop on stopped apache

       A task that must be run before another task or service is started might
       use:

              start on starting postgresql

SEE ALSO
       started(7) stopping(7) stopped(7) init(5)



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