runit is a cross-platform Unix init scheme with service supervision, a replacement for sysvinit, and other init schemes. It runs on GNU/Linux, *BSD...

* * * See How to install runit for installing _runit_, and How to replace init for configuring _runit_ to run as process no 1. See How to use with current init if you want to use _runit_ without replacing the current init scheme. Please read the list of Frequently asked questions with answers . * * * If _runit_ on Linux is compiled and linked with the dietlibc,
it yields in a statically linked `runit` binary of 8.5k size and this `ps axuw` output on my system:

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