Section: KDE User's Manual (8)
kdeinit4 - KDE process launcher.
kdeinit4 [--help] [[--no-fork] | [--no-kded] | [--suicide]] [[+programs] | [programs]]
kdeinit4 is a process launcher somewhat similar to the famous
used for booting UNIX. It executes
programs and kdeinit loadable modules (KLMs) starting them more efficiently.
Using kdeinit4 to launch
applications makes starting a typical
application a couple times faster and reduces memory consumption by a substantial amount.
kdeinit4 is linked against all libraries a standard
application needs. With this technique, starting an application becomes much faster because now only the application itself needs to be linked whereas otherwise both the application as well as all the libaries it uses need to be linked.
The process name of applications started via kdeinit4 is "kdeinit4". This problem can be corrected to a degree by changing the application name as shown by
ps. However, applications like
will only see kdeinit4 as the process name. To workaround this, use
(from kdesdk/scripts) for applications started via kdeinit4.
Show help about options
Do not fork, i.e. do not exit until all the executed programs ends
Do not start kded
Terminate when no KDE applications are left running
runs the programs handling requests
runs the programs without handling requests
A standard way to run this program is by simply specifying the following command at the prompt
Specifies the home directory of the current user
Specifies if the home directory of the current user is read only
If set, tells kdeinit4 that the
programs are pre-linked.
(Prelinking is a process that allows you to speed up the process of dynamic linking.)
If set, tells kdeinit4 that it is running on a
There are probably tons of bugs. Use
to report them.
Waldo Bastian <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mario Weilguni <email@example.com>
Lubos Lunak <firstname.lastname@example.org>