Originally Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2000 Author: Joseph Kordish
Published to: news_learn_firststep/Firststep News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Penguin Magazine: System V Init

Derived from AT&T's "System V" Unix, the Linux init process is designed to control the startup and shutdown of system services, or "daemons." Similar to Safe Mode in Windows 95/98, the init process allows for different startup configurations or "runlevels.