inittab(5) File Formats Manual inittab(5)NAME
inittab - init daemon configuration
The /etc/inittab file was the configuration file used by the original System V init(8) daemon.
The Upstart init(8) daemon does not use this file, and instead reads its configuration from files in /etc/init. See init(5) for more
SEE ALSO init(8)init(5)Upstart 2009-07-09 inittab(5)
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INITSCRIPT(5) Linux System Administrator's Manual INITSCRIPT(5)NAME
initscript - script that executes inittab commands.
/bin/sh /etc/initscript id runlevels action process
When the shell script /etc/initscript is present, init will use it to execute the commands from inittab. This script can be used to set
things like ulimit and umask default values for every process.
This is a sample initscript, which might be installed on your system as /etc/initscript.sample.
# initscript Executed by init(8) for every program it
# wants to spawn like this:
# /bin/sh /etc/initscript <id> <level> <action> <process>
# Set umask to safe level, and enable core dumps.
ulimit -c 2097151
# Increase the hard file descriptor limit for all processes
# to 8192. The soft limit is still 1024, but any unprivileged
# process can increase its soft limit up to the hard limit
# with "ulimit -Sn xxx" (needs a 2.2.13 or later Linux kernel).
ulimit -Hn 8192
# Execute the program.
eval exec "$4"
This script is not meant as startup script for daemons or somesuch. It has nothing to do with a rc.local style script. It's just a handler
for things executed from /etc/inittab. Experimenting with this can make your system un(re)bootable.
Miquel van Smoorenburg ,<firstname.lastname@example.org>
SEE ALSO init(8), inittab(5).
July 10, 2003 INITSCRIPT(5)
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i had stuck with some problems that i dont known in shell scripts
Here how the lablel like
do scripts proivide any label features..
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If any one can help deeply appreciated
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INIT: Cannot stat /etc/inittab, errno: 2
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