A Haiku Poem Dedicated to Systemd

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Congratulations to Zach Villers, the second winner of our Linux poetry writing contest. Zach has won a free pass to LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America, Aug. 20-22 in Chicago, for his Systemd haiku.

"I wrote the Haiku after a particularly frustrating go-round with Arch Linux," he writes. "Being fairly new to Arch, I somehow ended up with three or four separate daemons trying to manage network connectivity. I had to read through some documentation to figure out all of the commands to list (list-units), start, and stop the extra services I had conflicting with NetworkManager.

"I had just learned init and this was a little foreign to me, but sometimes breaking something is the best way to learn about it. Fedora, RHEL, and CentOS all now use systemd, Debian and Ubuntu are heading there as well, so we might as well start saying goodbye to init," he said.

The contest ended Aug. 1 and was inspired by software developer Morgan Phillips, who is teaching herself about Linux by writing poetry.

Systemd Haiku

List-units, start, stop
enable and disable
goodbye to init