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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • runit

    runit is a cross-platform Unix init scheme with service supervision, a replacement for sysvinit, and other init schemes. It runs on GNU/Linux, *BSD, MacOSX, Solaris, and can easily be adapted to other Unix operating systems.

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

  • procd

    procd is a process and system init service for OpenWRT. It's less resource intensive as it's intended for embedded devices, works with busybox and uClib, hotplug2, libubox and ubus. It watches configuration files to start or...

    Open Source Linux OpenWrt

  • 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

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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

  • 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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