TELINIT(8)                                             TELINIT(8)

     NAME
          telinit - Change SysV runlevel

     SYNOPSIS
          telinit [OPTIONS...] {COMMAND}

     DESCRIPTION
          telinit may be used to change the SysV system runlevel.
          Since the concept of SysV runlevels is obsolete the runlevel
          requests will be transparently translated into systemd unit
          activation requests.

     OPTIONS
          The following options are understood:

          --help
              Print a short help text and exit.

          --no-wall
              Do not send wall message before reboot/halt/power-off.

          The following commands are understood:

          0
              Power-off the machine. This is translated into an
              activation request for poweroff.target and is equivalent
              to systemctl poweroff.

          6
              Reboot the machine. This is translated into an
              activation request for reboot.target and is equivalent
              to systemctl reboot.

          2, 3, 4, 5
              Change the SysV runlevel. This is translated into an
              activation request for runlevel2.target,
              runlevel3.target, ... and is equivalent to systemctl
              isolate runlevel2.target, systemctl isolate
              runlevel3.target, ...

          1, s, S
              Change into system rescue mode. This is translated into
              an activation request for rescue.target and is
              equivalent to systemctl rescue.

          q, Q
              Reload daemon configuration. This is equivalent to
              systemctl daemon-reload.

          u, U

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              Serialize state, reexecute daemon and deserialize state
              again. This is equivalent to systemctl daemon-reexec.

     EXIT STATUS
          On success, 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code
          otherwise.

     NOTES
          This is a legacy command available for compatibility only.
          It should not be used anymore, as the concept of runlevels
          is obsolete.

     SEE ALSO
          systemd(1), systemctl(1), wall(1)

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