[Novalug] Ubuntu: new motherboard
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Tue Oct 6 17:32:33 EDT 2009
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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