How to list the background service

by ming ming » Sat, 24 Apr 2010 01:48:56 GMT

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 I like to check my service status, e.g. live or be killed.
so, I hope there is a command like "ps -ef " of linux.

Ming Ming


How to list the background service

by krox » Sun, 25 Apr 2010 04:25:58 GMT


Not sure if this is what you are looking for but you can get a list of
all running services by using:

ActivityManager am =
List<ActivityManager.RunningServiceInfo> runningServices =

then just loop through that list to see if your service is running i.e

count = runningServices.size();
Component cnMyService = new ComponentName(this, myService.class);
(for int i=0; i < count ; i++) {
   if( runningServices.get(i).service.equals(cnMyService) )  {
      // Your service is running, do something

Hope this helps!



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