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     initctl — Control tool for Finit


     /sbin/initctl [-bcfhlpqtv] [COMMAND]


     initctl is the official tool for interacting with finit(8).  It comes with functions for
     showing status, querying health of services, as well as editing, enabling and disabling


     This program follows the usual UNIX command line syntax, with long options starting with two
     dashes (`-').  The options are as follows:

     -b, --batch
             Batch mode, no screen size probing.

     -c, --create
             Create missing paths (and files) as needed.  Useful with the edit command.

     -f, --force
             Ignore missing files and arguments, never prompt.

     -h, --help
             Show built-in help text.

     -1, --once
             Only one lap in commands like top.

     -p, --plain
             Use plain table headings, no ANSI control characters.

     -q, --quiet
             Silent, only return status of command.

     -t, --no-heading
             Skip table headings.

     -v, --verbose
             Verbose output, where applicable.


     initctl debug
             Toggle finit (daemon) debug to /dev/console

     initctl help
             Show built-in help text

     initctl version
             Show Finit (daemon) version

     initctl ls | list
             List all *.conf files in /etc/finit.d

     initctl create CONF
             Create .conf in /etc/finit.d/available

     initctl delete CONF
             Delete .conf in /etc/finit.d/available

     initctl show CONF
             Show .conf in /etc/finit.d/available

     initctl edit CONF
             Edit .conf in /etc/finit.d/available

     initctl touch CONF
             Change (mark as modified) .conf in /etc/finit.d/available, like edit this tells
             finit that a configuration has been changed and is a candidate to be restarted (or
             SIGHUP'ed) on initctl reload

     initctl enable CONF
             Enable .conf in /etc/finit.d/available, i.e., add symlink in /etc/finit.d/enabled

     initctl disable CONF
             Disable .conf in /etc/finit.d/enabled, i.e., removes symlink

     initctl reload
             Reload *.conf in /etc/finit.d, i.e., activates changes

     initctl cond set COND
             Set (assert) user-defined condition, +usr/COND

     initctl cond clr | clear COND
             Clear (deassert) user-defined condition, -usr/COND

     initctl cond status
             Show condition status, default cond command.

     initctl cond dump
             Dump all conditions and their status

     initctl ident [NAME]
             Display indentities of all run/task/services, or only instances matching NAME.  A
             partial string, e.g., NAM, will not match anything

     initctl log [NAME]
             Show ten last Finit, or NAME, messages from syslog

     initctl start NAME[:ID]
             Start service by name, with optional ID, e.g., initctl start tty:1

     initctl stop NAME[:ID]
             Stop/Pause a running service by name

     initctl reload NAME[:ID]
             Reload service by name (SIGHUP or restart)

     initctl restart NAME[:ID]
             Restart (stop/start) service by name

     initctl status NAME[:ID]
             Show service status, by name.  If only NAME is given and multiple instances exits, a
             summary of all matching instances are shown.  Only an exact match displays the
             detailed status for a particular instance

     initctl status
             Show status of all services, default command

     initctl cgroup
             List cgroup config overview

     initctl ps
             List processes based on cgroups

     initctl top
             Show top-like listing based on cgroups

     initctl runlevel [0-9]
             Show or set runlevel: 0 halt, 6 reboot

     initctl reboot
             Reboot system, default if reboot is symlinked to initctl

     initctl halt
             Halt system, default if halt is symlinked to initctl

     initctl poweroff
             Power-off system, default if poweroff is symlinked to initctl

     initctl suspend
             Suspend system, default if suspend is symlinked to initctl

     initctl utmp show
             Raw dump of UTMP/WTMP db


     finit.conf(5) finit(8)


     finit was conceived and reverse engineered by Claudio Matsuoka.  Since v1.0, maintained by
     Joachim Wiberg, with contributions by many others.