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Old 11-28-2006, 10:19 AM   #1
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Modifying startup


Hi,

Which file do I have to modify so a script is executed when the server is powered on? In this case, I'd like Tomcat to start when the server is turned on.

Or is there a better way to do that?

Thanks!
 
Old 11-28-2006, 10:24 AM   #2
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:31 AM   #3
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Anything more CentOS/Redhat specific?
 
Old 11-28-2006, 10:59 AM   #4
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/etc/rc.local is executed on boot after the other init scripts.
 
Old 11-28-2006, 11:01 AM   #5
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Great. So I just need to put my startup in there.

Will this be executed if a user access the server using putty?
 
Old 11-28-2006, 11:28 AM   #6
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/etc/rc.local is execute at boot time as root. This is not the same as running something at login time.

If you want to run something in the login shell of users, put it in the /etc/profile. This is the global file which is executed in the user's [bash] shell when they log in.

See the bash manual page, FILES section to see other files which are executed and when (e.g. on logout). By the way, I am assuming you're using bash for your user's interactive shell.
 
Old 11-28-2006, 02:30 PM   #7
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I only want something at boot time.

Thanks a lot man!
 
  


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