Subject: Re: /etc/inittab (was: /etc/default)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Antti Miettinen <email@example.com>
Date: 08/08/1995 00:27:01
>With run levels you can type "who -r" to see what state the machine is in.
>How can a script tell what state a BSD system is in?
I suppose I should keep out of this discussion, but I just can't
I suppose one is really not interested in the run level. One might
want to know whether network is up, whether mail daemon is running
etc. I think run levels are just restrictions, because they group
together things which one might want to have up/down independently.
A set of scripts to start and stop things and config files to mark
things on/off for boot would be OK.