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    1 README for SysV init
    2 ====================
    4 SysV init is a classic initialization program (PID 1) for GNU/Linux and
    5 other UNIX/POSIX systems. It is designed to be small, simple and to
    6 stay out of the way.
    8 Init is the parent (or grandparent) of all other processes on the
    9 system. It kicks off the starting of other system services and
   10 can act as a parent process to services which no longer have an
   11 active parent process.
   13 SysV init uses the concept of runlevels. A runlevel is a configuration of the 
   14 system which allows only a selected group of processes to exist. 
   15 The processes spawned by init for each of these runlevels are defined in the 
   16 /etc/inittab file. Init can be in one of eight runlevels. The runlevel is
   17 changed by the administrator running the telinit command which selects
   18 which runlevel we want to use.
   20 More information on init, runlevels and switching between them can be found
   21 in the init manual page. (See "man init".)
   23 contrib		Unofficial stuff, add-on programs
   24 doc		Documentation
   25 man		Manual pages
   26 src		Source code
   28 For instructions on building and installing SysV init, please
   29 see the "doc/Install" file.
   31 The project home is on https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/sysvinit 
   33 Send patches to sysvinit-devel@nongnu.org .