systemd is a technique and service manager for Linux, compatible with SysV and LSB init scripts.

systemd provides aggressive parallelization capabilities, makes use of socket and D-Bus activation for starting services, offers on-starting of daemons, keeps track of processes using Linux cgroups, supports snapshotting and restoring of the system state, maintains mount and automount points and implements an elaborate transactional dependency-based service control logic. It can work as a drop-in replacefor sysvinit.

Install systemd:

apt-get update && apt-get install systemd

Useful SystemD commands on Debian Squeeze:

List all running services :

systemctl

Start/stop or enable/disable services:

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