Ways to load or run an excutable at start up, advantages and drawbacks, etc.
If I've created a script that I'd like to run every time Linux boots, what are the options for doing so, and the implications (advantages, drawbacks, caveats, etc) of the given method?
Also, if I want it start up as a , um, service?, er background process, hmm...what do you call it when the system runs an app like apache that is user independent and in the background? Well, that's how I'd like to run the script.
Assume Debian feisty, I suppose.