[Novalug] Ubuntu: new motherboard
Bryan J Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Tue Oct 6 17:37:06 EDT 2009
It's a socket, long story. The init may not be local or locally managed,
controlled or otherwise serviced in a way that is async, threaded
or otherwise servicing multiple requests and state, coherency, order, etc... is a concern.
The old init has been long removed.
From: James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
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To: Mackenzie Morgan
Cc: novalug at calypso2.tux.org
Sent: Oct 6, 2009 17:32
Subject: Re: [Novalug] Ubuntu: new motherboard
Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> 1. telinit, not init
What's the difference? What was EVER the difference?
The binaries have always been Hard Linked together.
TELINIT has GOT to be one of the Stupidest Names, not to mention the
Stupidest Commands Ever!
My guess is that some System III weenie decided that the "telinit"
command should "tell init" about the new run level, and init would take
care of the job of changing it. But they decided to "be cool" and spell
it somewhat like "telnet", or maybe there was some 7 character
convention/limit for command names at the time.
And shortly after that, the code was merged into init itself, but the
documentation had already been written.
What a Poor Miserable Excuse for a command.
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