# Forum: Mongrel Starting Mongrel as Windows service

Announcement (2017-05-07): www.ruby-forum.com is now read-only since I unfortunately do not have the time to support and maintain the forum any more. Please see rubyonrails.org/community and ruby-lang.org/en/community for other Rails- und Ruby-related community platforms.
on 2008-07-08 01:51
Hi, I'm very new to Mongrel and RoR.

I found this command:

$mongrel_rails_service install -n blog -r c:\data\blog \ -p 4000 -e production But I'm not sure if I'm suppose to modify any of those commands. Or should I just press enter and leave it as is? Thanks! on 2008-07-08 09:28 On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 1:51 AM, Justin To <lists@ruby-forum.com> wrote: > Hi, I'm very new to Mongrel and RoR. > > I found this command: > >$ mongrel_rails_service install -n blog -r c:\data\blog \
>                        -p 4000 -e production
>
> But I'm not sure if I'm suppose to modify any of those
> commands. Or should I just press enter and leave it as is?
>

Hello Justin.

Dunno where you found those commands, but they are not up to date.

http://mongrel.rubyforge.org/wiki/Win32

1) To install a service, from the root of your rails application, do
this:

mongrel_rails service::install -N blog

That will create a "blog" service that you can start or stop using net
commands:

net start blog
net stop blog

2) To remove the service, only do this:

mongrel_rails service:remove -N blog

Notice the use of uppercase N, that changed some time ago due a clash
of parameters between service and cluster. Now is N.

> Thanks!

HTH,
--
Luis Lavena
AREA 17
-
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from
the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent
disinclination to do so.
Douglas Adams
on 2008-07-08 17:57
Thanks for the help Luis.

However, I was a little confused since you said I must use:

mongrel_rails service::install -N blog

while the link you gave me says:

mongrel_rails service::install -N myapp \
-c c:\my\path\to\myapp -p 4000 -e production

What do the extra parameters do?

Thanks!!
on 2008-07-08 18:42
On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 5:57 PM, Justin To <lists@ruby-forum.com> wrote:
>
> What do the extra parameters do?
>

you can check for yourself:

mongrel_rails service::install -h

that will give you a detailed list of what means each one.

You can use the -c one if you want to install the service from outside

> Thanks!!

You can look for the other ones: port and environment :-)

HTH,
--
Luis Lavena
AREA 17
-
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from
the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent
disinclination to do so.
Douglas Adams
This topic is locked and can not be replied to.