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*** is the difference between using telinit and init to change a runlevel?? i checked both man pages, ive used both on my VM... i dont see a differences
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Originally telinit was used to signal to init which runlevel you wanted to use. Eventually init itself got support to change runlevels without the use of telinit. You can use either and sometimes telinit is simply a symlink to init.
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if you are using ubuntu, ubuntu doesn't use init for runlevels, it uses upstart, its a bit more complicated to change running levels in ubuntu. it requires editing a few files.
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if you are using ubuntu, ubuntu doesn't use init for runlevels, it uses upstart, its a bit more complicated to change running levels in ubuntu. it requires editing a few files.

Oh? I haven't used Ubuntu in a while, but I thought they were still working on upstart and it wasn't polished enough for actual use. I thought they are still using sysv.
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the last time i went to change a runlevel in ubuntu, i had to look up how to do it smile.gif which meant i had to go read up on how to modify upstart smile.gif
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if you are using ubuntu, ubuntu doesn't use init for runlevels, it uses upstart, its a bit more complicated to change running levels in ubuntu. it requires editing a few files.

good ol fedora here for now smile.gif

and if they USED to ahve different function that makes sense, init just being the variable and telinit being used to change it... with init later getting support to change it itself

that essentially makes telinit useless right?

makes sense smile.gif just was wondering if i was missing some key difference, they seemed to do the same exact thing whenever id have to switch a run level
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telinit will probably get depreciated soon and removed, but it's just hard to phase things out when some people still us them
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