Linux Servicer at boot time

I looking for a description of the "services" that are auto-loaded at boot time. I mean: what is "lpd", "atd", crond", "gpm", etc...? Thank You
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Try typing 'man <command here>'
The services launched at boot are in /etc/rc.<number 0 - 6>

-- Apparatus
Each service that's loaded at boot is either a program or is a loadable module.You can find out what the programs do by looking at their man page, i.e. "man crond".  The kernel modules are covered by the "Documentation" subdir of the kernel source tree and other modules (alsa sound modules, pcmcia, etc) are doumented in their respective source trees.

Any decent book on linux will also have quite a bit of information about the standard system utilities.

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