Restarting asterisk

At one time I used command asterisk service start, and asterisk service stop to start and stop asterisk but now both commands
Asterisk already running on /var/run/asterisk/asterisk.ctl. Use ‘asterisk -r’ to connect.

I type core show help and core restart gracefully is listed as cli command but takes forever and does not varify status or attempt of the such command?

Anyone know what might be going on?

That depends on how you built your system, if “service asterisk restart” try “amportal restart”

Thanks Dicko,
I found i reversed asterisk with service.
just another one of those things