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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 for expressing services' dependencies, allow more work to be done concurrently at system startup...

    Open Source Linux

  • sysvinit

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

    Open Source Linux

  • OpenRC

    OpenRC is a dependency-based init system that works with the system provided init program, normally /sbin/init. It is not a replacement for /sbin/init. OpenRC is 100% compatible with Gentoo init scripts, which means you can probably...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • perp

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

    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 them during shutdown and supervising them while the system is running.

    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

  • finit

    Finit is a small SysV init replacement with process supervision similar to that of daemontools and runit. Its focus is on small and embedded GNU/Linux systems, although fully functional on standard server and desktop installations. ...

    Open Source Linux

  • Supervisor

    Supervisor is a client/server system that allows its users to monitor and control a number of processes on UNIX-like operating systems.

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • uselessd

    uselessd (the useless daemon, or the daemon that uses less... depending on your viewpoint) is a project to reduce systemd to a base initd and process supervisor, while minimizing intrusiveness and isolationism. Basically, it’s systemd...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • 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 not comply with any other buzzwords. What it really does well is providing much better daemon...

    Open Source Linux

  • Chaperone Process Manager

    Chaperone is a lightweight alternative to process environment managers like systemd or upstart. Chaperone provides an extensive feature set, including dependency-based startup, syslog logging, zombie harvesting, and job scheduling.

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted Python

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