How to specify logstash config file when running it as a service

I can use logstash with the binaries by specifying the config file like this

./logstash -f ../config/logstash-sample.conf`

But when it is installed rather than using the binaries it seems their site says you start logstash as a service like this

sudo initctl start logstash

How can I start it as a service and specify the same config file I would use if i were using the binaries.

something like this although this command doesn't work

sudo initctl start logstash -f logstash-simple.conf


Use path.config in your logstash.yml. It can be a file rather than a directory.

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This worked for me thanks a lot

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