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finit(8) System Manager's Manual finit(8)

NAME

finit, init, telinit - Fast init for Linux systems

SYNOPSIS

finit [OPTIONS] [q | Q | 0-9]

DESCRIPTION

Finit is a simple alternative to SysV init and systemd, reverse engineered from the EeePC fastinit ten years ago by Claudio Matsuoka - "gaps filled with frog DNA ..." .

Finit supports runlevels, process monitoring, and starting services on demand using the built-in inetd, or by triggering a condition. E.g., "don't start this service until basic networking is available", or "wait until syslogd has started".

OPTIONS

-h, --help
This help text

-V, --version
Show Finit version

COMMANDS

0
Power-off the system, same as initctl poweroff

6
Reboot the system, same as initctl reboot

2, 3, 4, 5
Change runlevel. Starts services in new runlevel, stops any services in prev. runlevel that are not allowed in new.

q, Q
Reload *.conf in /etc/finit.d/, same as initctl reload or sending SIGHUP to PID 1

1, s, S
Enter system rescue mode, runlevel 1

SEE ALSO

/usr/share/doc/finit/doc

AUTHOR

finit is written by Claudio Matsuoka and Joachim Nilsson.

This manual page was written by Yangfl for the Debian Project (and may be used by others).