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Author: R A Montante, Ph.D.
To: dng
New-Topics: Re: [DNG] What is an init system?
Subject: Re: [DNG] Dng Digest, Vol 116, Issue 15

> From: Steve Litt<slitt@???>
> To:dng@???
> Subject: [DNG] What is an init system?
> Message-ID:<20240510024818.32ee2c92@???>
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> Hi all,
> Just so we're on the same page, an init system is a PID1 plus code
> (could be a shellscript) to do all config, mounting, and system setup,
> as well as starting up all the daemons. To a greater or lesser or
> possibly zero extent, this code, which might be a shellscript or might
> not, also controls the daemons on an ongoing basis running of daemons
> and in many cases gives the admin an easy way to start, stop and
> restart daemons.

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> I'd love to explain how OpenRC, sysvinit and systemd work, but I don't
> have a clue 🙂.
> SteveT
> Steve Litt
> Autumn 2023 featured book: Rapid Learning for the 21st Century
> http://www.troubleshooters.com/rl21

Steve, thanks for this great summary.  I've been a unix/linux end user
for the last 40+ years, and just accepted the magic that was PID1.

Are there any feature/behavior comparisons of sysvinit, runit, OpenRC? 
I'm not much interested in systemd as such.

"Ooh, drat these computers!
 They're so naughty and complex, I could just *pinch* them!"/