INIT(8)                                                   INIT(8)

          init - initialize machine upon booting

          /$cputype/init [ -ctm ] [ command ... ]

          Init initializes the machine: it establishes the name space
          (see namespace(4) and newns in auth(2)), and environment
          (see env(3)) and starts a shell (rc(1)) on the console.  If
          a command is supplied, that is run instead of the shell.  On
          a CPU server the invoked shell runs cpurc(8) before accept-
          ing commands on the console; on a terminal, it runs termrc
          and then the user's profile.  Options -t (terminal) and -c
          (CPU) force the behavior to correspond to the specified ser-
          vice class.  Otherwise the default is CPU.

          Init sets environment variables $service (to `terminal' or
          `cpu'), $objtype (to the value of $cputype), $user (to the
          contents of #c/user), and $timezone (to the contents of

          With option -m init starts only an interactive shell regard-
          less of the command or service class.

          On a CPU server, init requires the machine's password to be
          supplied before starting rc on the console.

          Init is invoked by boot(8), which sets the arguments as


          rc(1), auth(2), boot(8)

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