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 runit, 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 filter for web or SaaS options.

    This page was last updated Jun 23, 2021

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    • runit is a cross-platform Unix init scheme with service supervision, a replacement for sysvinit, and other init schemes. View 12 alternatives to runit
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      runit vs systemd
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      Simple, stable, hasn't updated in years, and works.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    • a free system array created by Apple inc. For BSD - including macOS as macOS is based on the Darwin kernel of BSD. View 9 alternatives to Launchd
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