inittab question (lfs v5, chapter 6)

Stephane Charette stephanecharette at
Fri Nov 7 00:16:18 PST 2003

On this page:

I have a question in regards to the "l1" line:

	l1:S1:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 1

Should that really be "l1:S1", or should it instead be "l1:1:...etc...."?

The man page on inittab doesn't describe "S" as a valid runlevel character, only:

	"lists the runlevels for which the specified action should be taken."


	"The  runlevels  field may contain multiple characters for
	different runlevels.  For example, 123 specifies that the
	process should be started in runlevels 1, 2, and 3.  The
	runlevels for ondemand entries may contain  an  A, B, or
	C.  The runlevels field of sysinit, boot, and bootwait
	entries are ignored."

Can someone confirm if this is indeed a typo?


Stéphane Charette

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