If you’ve worked with Linux before, you may have heard the term runlevel used. I’ve noticed that the concept of a runlevel is difficult for many new Linux users to understand. In this part of this chapter, we’ll review what a runlevel is and how you can manage runlevels on your system. The following topics will be covered:
• How runlevels work
• Managing runlevels and init scripts
Let’s begin by discussing how runlevels work.
To manage a Linux system, you need to have a sound understanding of how runlevels work. In this part of this chapter, we’ll discuss the following:
• What is a runlevel?
• Defining runlevels in /etc/inittab
Let’s begin by discussing what a runlevel is.
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