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    uselessd is described as '(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'. There are nine alternatives to uselessd for Linux, BSD, OpenWrt and Mac. The best alternative is systemd, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like uselessd are eudev (Free, Open Source), sysvinit (Free, Open Source), OpenRC (Free, Open Source) and runit (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 18, 2020

    1. 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, and to reduce shell overhead.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      eudev is a fork of systemd with the aim of isolating udev from any particular flavor of system initialization. This is a project started by Gentoo developers to ensure udev remains system initialization and distribution neutral.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      The Sysvinit package contains programs for controlling the startup, running, and shutdown of the system.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      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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      • 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • OpenWrt
      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 restart services and init scripts
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Supervisor is a client/server system that allows its users to monitor and control a number of processes on UNIX-like operating systems.
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