The systemd init system may be used to get information about your running services. Here I am getting information about the openvpn service. [email protected]:~$ systemctl -a status openvpn.service ● openvpn.service – LSB: Openvpn VPN service Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/openvpn) Active: active (running) since Mon 2015-04-13 14:57:18 AEST; 5h 2min ago Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8) CGroup: /system.slice/openvpn.service └─1719 /usr/sbin/openvpn …