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systemd Alternatives for Mac

systemd is not available for Mac but there are a few alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Launchd, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't work for you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to systemd, but unfortunately only two of them are available for Mac. If you can't find an alternative you can try to remove all filters.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

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

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  1. Launchd icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • BSD
    • PC-BSD
    • FreeBSD
    • DragonFly BSD
    • FreeNAS
    • NetBSD
    • OpenBSD

    a free system array created by Apple inc. For BSD - including macOS as macOS is based on the Darwin kernel of BSD

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  2. runit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

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    Simple, stable, hasn't updated in years, and works.

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