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Optional: Using systemd as the init system

The remainder of the Gentoo Handbook so far focuses on OpenRC (the traditional Gentoo init system) as the default init system; the systemd parts are work in progress. If systemd is desired, please also consult the systemd article. It contains instructions equivalent to the instructions in the following sections of this Handbook. Specifically, it will walk the reader through various init system commands (systemctl) and systemd-specific services (such as timedatectl, hostnamectl, etc.) needed to establish a working systemd environment.