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systemctl: add switch-root verb
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                                 <listitem><para>Hibernate the system.</para></listitem>
                         </varlistentry>
+                        <varlistentry>
+                                <term><command>switch-root [ROOT] [INIT]</command></term>
+
+                                <listitem><para>Switches to a
+                                different root directory and executes
+                                a new system manager process below
+                                it. This is intended for usage in
+                                initial RAM disks ("initrd"), and will
+                                transition from the initrd's system
+                                manager process (a.k.a "init" process)
+                                to the main system manager
+                                process. Takes two arguments: the
+                                directory to make the new root
+                                directory, and the path to the new
+                                system manager binary below it to
+                                execute as PID 1. If the latter is
+                                ommitted or the empty string, a
+                                systemd binary will automatically be
+                                searched for and used as init. If the
+                                system manager path is ommitted or
+                                equal the empty string the state of
+                                the initrd's system manager process is
+                                passed to the main system manager,
+                                which allows later introspection of the
+                                state of the services involved in the
+                                initrd boot.</para></listitem>
+                        </varlistentry>
                 </variablelist>
 
         </refsect1>