pure bash, grep, sed??? best solution?

DJ Lucas dj_me at swbell.net
Mon Sep 9 14:06:00 PDT 2002

DJ Lucas wrote:
> Björn Lindberg wrote:
>> The whole thing seems extremely cumbersome. Why don't you tell us why
>> you want to do this, and maybe we can find an easier solution. For
>> instance, to directly get the runlevels into 2 variables, you can do
>> runlevel | read PRL CRL
>> Björn
> Unfortunately...this has not worked for me.
> Could be user error :-$  hmmm  What are the variables for the return
> values for Runlevel?  And nevermind! lol  /me is learning to READ
> READ READ.  I could have saved quite a bit of time.  My apologies.
> info runlevel
> Runlevel can be used in rc scripts as a substitute for the System-V
> who -r command.  However, in newer version of init(8) this
> information is also available in the environment variables RUNLEVEL
> Thanks for the help.
> I need somebody here to smack me everytime I ask a question that has
> a clear answer in the info doc.  :-)
> DJ

Okay..spoke too soon.  Can't find this variable set anywhere, and now I'm


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