Is there any specific location of "~:S:wait:/sbin/sulogin" in inittab

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  • Following line is added to the file /etc/inittab for applying root password to the single user mode:
  • Is there a specific rule regarding the location of above line in /etc/inittab file?
  • "~:S:wait:/sbin/sulogin" is written before or after rc.sysinit in /etc/inittab file?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8

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