On Saturday 22 November 2008 05:33, Markus Hahn wrote: > Dear Supporters, dear Dennis. > > On Fri Nov 14 20:50:36 UTC 2008Dennis Nezic asked me: > > > Out of curiosity, what kinds of things were you looking to do via thecommand line? > > Well, I'm using a quite old notebook with a harddisc of 30 GB in it and - more important - with a no more than 512 MB RAM drive. Since I've installed freenet there are two new processes running - as far as I may trust my task-manager program. One of them is called "wrapper-linux" (a name I also found in one of the files of freenet), the other one is some java process. Each of them is permanently consuming 30%-80% of my CPU power and of RAM memory, even at times when there is no established node on my system, I mean when I have not opened freenet yet and even when I am not at all online. > So to me it seems like freenet likes to slow down my computer but at the same time makes no use of that. The fact that freenet, when running, might be expensive for my system, is not what is bothering me. > I'd like to gain control over these two programs, i.e. I want to be able to start and stop them via the command line, especially in times when i am not running a node. (I cannot stay online with that old notebook, what surely would be the best for freenet, as I have to use it at different locations.) At the moment I always have to "kill" them odd programs via the task manager, not really knowing what I am actually doing and if this might lead to damages in the programs or to freenet. By the way this is quite annoying. > > Thanks for your help.
You do not have to kill them. You can for example visit the web interface and click the Shutdown Freenet button at the bottom of the page. Another option is to shut down the service from the services box in control panel (where exactly this is depends on which version of Windows you are running). You should also be able to use the start menu items to start and/or shut down Freenet. You can disable the service from the services control panel page so that you start it manually. However I strongly recommend against this. Freenet should run continually, and the computer it is run on should run continually, and it should have continuous connectivity. Otherwise expect performance to be *VERY* poor. In other words, on a laptop which is only occasionally connected to the internet, and when it is usually via other people's firewalled wifi's, Freenet is *not* going to run well. I agree that this is a problem as a rapidly increasing proportion of the world's computers are in exactly this situation, but it's not something we can fix before approximately 0.10.
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