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Cause Ubuntu uses Upstart instead of init, there is some different from Red Hat.
But How can I get the list of each runlevel number standing for, such as init 0 means shutdown.
man init can't show the list. So which command or man page cant print the list.

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Try man telinit

However, the runlevels in Ubuntu are:

Code        Description
0           Halt
1           Single-user mode
2           Graphical multi-user with networking
3-5         Unused but configured the same as runlevel 2
6           Reboot
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man telinit doesn't list as up. Thx all the same. –  Honghe.Wu Nov 4 '13 at 2:10

Run levels vary per distribution, but in general:

Runlevel 0: Power off, halted.
Runlevel 1: Single user mode.
Runlevel 6: Reboot.

Usually one of 3,4, or 5 stands for 'multi user', but there is much more variation in these.

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Thx, though you still didn't solve my problem. It seems that I have seen the command to show the whole runlevel list before, but can't remember anyway today. –  Honghe.Wu Apr 14 '13 at 13:45
I can't remember the name either. I usually just search though /etc/inittab and use tellinit. That used before upstart arrived. The closest I come this days is apt-get install chkconfig followed by chkconfig --list service_name –  Hennes Apr 14 '13 at 13:55

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