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Novell/SUSE Linux uses a system of scripts to determine which services to run on system boot. These scripts exist in /etc/init.d/ (or the symbolic link /etc/rc.d/), and are referred to as init scripts. They help dictate which services are active in each runlevel and also allow the services to be manually controlled.init scripts are essentially just shell scripts with options for performing basic actions on a service. You can invoke them manually or they can be invoked automatically by the system.