A Linux Funny at work

So my help desk aka Junior Systems guy was trying to use systemctl on an Ubuntu 14.04 box. Thing is – 14.04 doesn’t default to systemctl/systemd.

You have to do it the old school way – look at /etc/init.d and /etc/rc3.d

To decode that last – rc is the run level. In fact rc3 is multi-user with networking.

Too funny. Now Ubuntu 16.04 is systemd so you have to use systemctl to do everything. Bit of a learning curve for an old school Unix/Linux guy like me.

2 thoughts on “A Linux Funny at work

    1. Yeah I have to leave a lot of that out of social interactions. I know I’ve gone too far when I get either a horrified reaction or deer in the headlights.

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