Quote Originally Posted by joshuapurcell
EDIT: Speaking of the init comman mentioned above, I've always used that to change the runlevel, but recently I've read about the telinit command. I've heard that it's better to use telinit, but I can't seem to find a difference between the two commands. Anyone have a clue?
"telinit N", where N is the runlevel to change to, is the canonical way - however "init N" works fine too (although there may be Unixes where it doesn't work).