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I'm using Sphinx search server(version 'Sphinx 2.0.3-id64-release (r3043)' from http://sphinxsearch.com/) in my Rails app with thinking_sphinx gem. Sphinx starts automatically when I reboot and I can't stop it. I tried sudo searchd --stop but the process just respawns itself.

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Stop (as manual start too) requires --config parameter.

If you start sphinx with command searchd --config=file, you can stop it with searchd --config=file --stop. Try to determine your start command argument.

P.S. Better late than never :)

You can also send a signal kill -9

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Thank you. I'm not using it anymore but hope that helps somebody else. –  RocketR Dec 15 '12 at 20:59

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