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What is onion-helper and can I disable it?

  • Hi all,

    I'm busy tuning my new Onion 2Pro (great machine!) and have come across a process called onion-helper. I'm trying to get rid of unnecessary process to make as lean a machine possible, so if I can disable this via /etc/init.d, I will. All I can figure out is that it respawns if terminated, but other than that, no idea. Can anyone advise please?

  • @peter-garner-0 onion-helper is not necessarily required , it's a ubus convenience service you can use to execute commands using ubus, I think it is also used by the "OnionOS" web interface to interact with UBUS as well.

    You can disable it using:

    /etc/init.d/onion-helper stop
    /etc/init.d/onion-helper disable

    Or remove it using opkg remove onion-helper

    To examine the ubus functionality you an use:

    ubus list -v onion-helper

  • @crispyoz thanks i'll give that a try. I'm always a bit wary if removing system-sounding things 😧

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