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Old 07-24-2006, 09:03 PM   #1
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execute rc.local without reboot of linux server




Hi there

I've added few lines to my rc.local file.
How can I execute rc.local without reboot of my Slackware 10.2 linux server

Please don't reply if your answer is: It can be executed as './rc.local'


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Old 07-24-2006, 09:15 PM   #2
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Really, that's how you do it. If there is other stuff in there that shouldn't be done twice, just execute those lines you added directly into a shell.
 
Old 07-24-2006, 09:16 PM   #3
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I'm not sure what you're looking for. How about...

/etc/rc.d/rc.local
 
Old 07-25-2006, 12:03 AM   #4
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Quote:
I've added few lines to my rc.local file.
How can I execute rc.local without reboot of my Slackware 10.2 linux server

Please don't reply if your answer is: It can be executed as './rc.local'
lol. "I have a question, but please don't respond with the answer."

What are you looking for, other ways to do it? you can choose one of many ways to run a shell script. 'sh /etc/rc.d/rc.local' '/etc/rc.d/rc.local' or if you are in the same directory, './rc.local'.

regards,
...drkstr

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Old 07-25-2006, 01:24 AM   #5
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That is infact the answer.

cd /etc/rc.d
./rc.local

It really is THE way to do it.
 
Old 07-25-2006, 03:57 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tooparam
Please don't reply if your answer is: It can be executed as './rc.local'
Ummm... don't know what to think of such a post... however, did you ever try just running the commands you added to your rc.local file so as to prevent the already started programs starting twice?

However,
if your question was supposed to read:
Code:
how can I verify the correctness of the syntax of rc.local now that I added a few lines, but I don't want to risk running rc.local for real
i.e. just do a syntax check, then add this line to rc.local (just for the syntax test!) as the first uncommented line:
Code:
set -n
Now, running
Code:
/etc/rc.d/rc.local
will not execute any command in rc.local but rather do a syntax check for you. If all remains silent, then your rc.local has correct syntax.

Make sure to delete the line "set -n" afterwards or your computer will not recover fully after reboot...!

Eric
 
Old 07-26-2006, 03:23 PM   #7
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@Alien Bob

"Ummm... don't know what to think of such a post... "

I thought in irc language "/ignore"
 
Old 07-26-2006, 04:31 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Alien Bob
Code:
set -n
...will not execute any command in rc.local but rather do a syntax check for you...

with all due respect ... man you are a biatch!
That's a neat and useful trick that I didn't know. Thanks!

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...I thought in irc language "/ignore"
LOL
 
Old 07-26-2006, 05:07 PM   #9
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The only other thing is that you might need to sudo it.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 05:40 PM   #10
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The only other thing is that you might need to sudo it.
naaaa
run them all as root
 
Old 07-26-2006, 06:42 PM   #11
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Just chmod -R 4777 / and then you don't have to worry about running commands as root anymore...



EDIT: Don't really do this, it'd be worse for security than running windows.

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Old 07-26-2006, 06:46 PM   #12
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And the OP has yet to clarify his original question... I am a bit stumped by it as well.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 06:53 PM   #13
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Just chmod -R 4777 /. >_>
I really hope you were kidding. Becarfull posting stuff like this, you never know what helpless newbie will stuble across and actually try to do this.

...drkstr
 
Old 07-26-2006, 06:57 PM   #14
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I do believe he was joking, in response to my former post.

Quote:
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4777
LOL!!!!
that was hilarious
 
Old 07-26-2006, 06:58 PM   #15
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Yeah, I'd appreciate a note indicating that should not be done on a production system due to the security implications.
 
  


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