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  • systemd

    systemd is a replacement for the init daemon for Linux (either System V or BSD-style). It is intended to provide a better framework...

    Open Source Linux

  • sysvinit

    The Sysvinit package contains programs for controlling the startup, running, and shutdown of the system.

    Open Source Linux

  • perp

    The perp package provides a set of daemons and utilities to reliably start, monitor, log, and control a collection of persistent...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    Upstart

    Upstart is an event-based replacement for the /sbin/init daemon which handles starting of tasks and services during boot, stopping...

    Open Source Linux

  • nosh

    The nosh package is a suite of system-level utilities for initializing and running a BSD or Linux system, and for managing daemons.

    Free Linux BSD

  • OpenRC

    OpenRC is a dependency-based init system that works with the system provided init program, normally /sbin/init. It is not a...

    Open Source Linux

  • finit

    Finit is a small SysV init replacement with process supervision similar to that of daemontools and runit. Its focus is on small and...

    Open Source Linux

  • faster

    Faster is a very little init script aimed at Linux power-users and geek stuff oriented people. It is not industrial strength and does...

    Open Source Linux

  • uselessd

    uselessd (the useless daemon, or the daemon that uses less... depending on your viewpoint) is a project to reduce systemd to a base...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Chaperone Process Manager

    Chaperone is a lightweight alternative to process environment managers like systemd or upstart. Chaperone provides an extensive...

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted Python

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