finit Alternatives

    finit is described as 'Finit is a small SysV init replacement with process supervision similar to that of daemontools and runit' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to finit for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Mac, FreeBSD and OpenWrt. The best alternative is systemd, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like finit are sysvinit (Free, Open Source), OpenRC (Free, Open Source), runit (Free, Open Source) and nosh (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Feb 5, 2021

    • systemd is a replacement for the init daemon for Linux (either System V or BSD-style).
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • The Sysvinit package contains programs for controlling the startup, running, and shutdown of the system.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux


    • 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.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • runit is a cross-platform Unix init scheme with service supervision, a replacement for sysvinit, and other init schemes.
      No screenshots yet
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • The nosh package is a suite of system-level utilities for initializing and running a BSD or Linux system, and for managing daemons.
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      • Free
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • s6 is a small suite of programs for UNIX, designed for process supervision. It can be used as an init system. You can also use all its programs separately.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • Using the tooling in this repo, I am able to boot from linux to sinit as PID1, and from there to Emacs acting as PID2 using --script mode, performing all typical rc.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • a free and open source system array created by Apple inc. For BSD - included in MacOS as it is derived from BSD.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • BSD
      • FreeBSD
      • NetBSD
      • OpenBSD
    • eudev is a fork of systemd with the aim of isolating udev from any particular flavor of system initialization.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • procd is a process and system init service for OpenWRT.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • OpenWrt