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Old 05-08-2005, 08:27 AM   #1
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running a command on startup


hello, i want to run a command when i bootup linux. but it has to be when it enters int 5 just before login. i know that i have to do something in /etc/init.d/ but I'm not sure. thanks.
 
Old 05-08-2005, 08:29 AM   #2
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Add the command to your rc.local file. Note that the command will be run as root, so pass it into
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su user -c 'command'
if you want it to be run as a regular user.
 
Old 05-08-2005, 08:34 AM   #3
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thanks, rjlee. i'm just going to try it now.
 
Old 05-08-2005, 03:20 PM   #4
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Hi Folks. Can't find rc.local. I'm trying to run sfxload <soundfont> to install the soundfont at bootup. I've got in /etc, rc0.d to rcS.d but no rc.local. Any comments welcome. Nigel. aka farpoint.
 
Old 05-08-2005, 04:04 PM   #5
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the location of rc.local couldbe /etc/rc.d/rc.local or /etc/rc.local
 
Old 05-08-2005, 04:33 PM   #6
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Bit bizarre this. I ain't got rc.local anywhere. Doh. Nigel aka farpoint.
 
Old 05-08-2005, 04:37 PM   #7
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Try /etc/init.d/rc.local. Or try
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locate rc.local
 
Old 05-08-2005, 04:59 PM   #8
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Locate rc.local gives no printout, and the only files in init.d are rc & rcS.
 
Old 05-08-2005, 05:03 PM   #9
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In this case, you probably want to add the command to the END of the /etc/init.d/rc script.
 
  


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