RUNLEVEL(8)    Linux System Administrator's Manual    RUNLEVEL(8)

NAME
       runlevel -- find the current and previous system runlevel.

SYNOPSIS
       runlevel [utmp]

DESCRIPTION
       Runlevel   reads   the   system   utmp   file   (typically
       /var/run/utmp)  to  locate  the  runlevel record, and then
       prints the previous and current  system  runlevel  on  its
       standard  output, separated by a single space. If there is
       no previous system runlevel, the letter N will be  printed
       instead.

       If  no  utmp  file exists, or if no runlevel record can be
       found, runlevel prints the word unknown and exits with  an
       error.

       Runlevel can be used in rc scripts as a substitute for the
       System-V who -r command.  However, in  newer  versions  of
       init(8) this information is also available in the environ-
       ment variables RUNLEVEL and PREVLEVEL.

OPTIONS
       utmp   The name of the utmp file to read.

SEE ALSO
       init(8), utmp(5)

AUTHOR
       Miquel van Smoorenburg, miquels@cistron.nl

                           May 27, 1997                         1