kdeinit4 - KDE process launcher.
[--help] [[--no-fork] | [--no-kded] | [--suicide]] [[+programs] |
kdeinit4 is a process launcher somewhat similar to the famous init
for booting UNIX. It executes KDE programs and kdeinit loadable modules (KLMs)
starting them more efficiently.
Using kdeinit4 to launch KDE applications makes starting a typical KDE
application a couple times faster and reduces memory consumption by a
kdeinit4 is linked against all libraries a standard KDE 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 killall
will only see
kdeinit4 as the process name. To workaround this, use kdekillall
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
runs the programs handling requests
runs the programs without handling
A standard way to run this program is by simply specifying the following command
at the prompt kdeinit4 program
Specifies the home directory of the current
Specifies if the home directory of the current
user is read only
If set, tells kdeinit4 that the KDE programs
(Prelinking is a process that allows you to speed up the process of dynamic
If set, tells kdeinit4 that it is running on a
There are probably tons of bugs. Use bugs.kde.org
 to report them.