What is runit?
It is a cross-platform Unix init scheme with service supervision, a replacement for sysvinit, and other init schemes. It runs on GNU/Linux, *BSD, MacOSX, Solaris, and can easily be adapted to other Unix operating systems.
runit is a tool in the Background Processing category of a tech stack.
FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Gentoo Linux, Ubuntu, and macOS are some of the popular tools that integrate with runit. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with runit.
Why developers like runit?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use runit
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- Service supervision
- Easily be adapted to other Unix operating systems
runit Alternatives & Comparisons
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