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Gentoo RC System

Gentoo's init system is an important feature. It is similar to the System V init system that most Linux distributions used, but it uses named run levels rather than numbered ones. It also includes a handy command called rc-update to manage run levels.

rc scripts facilitate this functionality. The rc system allows you to create as many run levels as you wish and can be changed using the "rc" command, this command will automatically change all running processes to the appropiate status for this run level.

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