Print current runlevel

who -r
Prints current runlevel and system start time. On older systems it also shows the last init state. Pretty useful on remote systems, pretty useless on local ones :)
Sample Output
[root@puzznic ~ ]# who -r
         run-level 5  2010-05-05 08:57


[root@hotmail]# who -r
         run-level 3  2009-12-03 16:26                   last=S

2010-05-05 12:58:09

What Others Think

runlevel is great to print the current runlevel. Easy to remember, too. :)
ketil · 640 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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