Section: Linux System Administrator's Manual (8)
Updated: May 27, 1997Index
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runlevel -- find the current and previous system runlevel.
reads the system
to locate the runlevel record, and then
prints the previous and current system runlevel on its standard output,
separated by a single space. If there is no previous system
runlevel, the letter N
will be printed instead.
file exists, or if no runlevel record can be found,
prints the word unknown and exits with an error.
can be used in rc scripts as a substitute for the System-V
who -r command.
However, in newer versions of init(8) this information
is also available in the environment variables RUNLEVEL and
The name of the utmp file to read.
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