What is it ?

s6-linux-utils is a set of minimalistic Linux-specific system utilities.



All these commands exit 111 if they encounter a temporary error, and 100 if they encounter a permanent error - such as a misuse.

Related resources

Similar work

There are several good projects aiming to provide a minimal userspace environment for Linux, suitable for embedded systems. Among them, for instance:

Most of the time, these projects aim to implement standard commands in a lightweight way, and they do it well enough. So, although some standard reimplentation already exists in s6-linux-utils and its sibling package s6-portable-utils, it is an explicit non-goal of those packages to duplicate the work of those projects, and no more rewriting of standard commands will occur.