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Old 12-09-2016, 10:53 AM   #1
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Running a PHP file upon startup

I would like to run a script (/var/www/client.php) whenever a Raspberry Pi boots:

I believe my two options are to put /usr/bin/php /var/www/client.php & in /etc/rc.local or do something like the following:

sudo vi /etc/init.d/client
sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/client
sudo update-rc.d client defaults
michael@raspberrypi:~ $ cat /etc/init.d/client
# /etc/init.d/client

# Provides:          client
# Required-Start:    $remote_fs $syslog
# Required-Stop:     $remote_fs $syslog
# Default-Start:     2 3 4 5
# Default-Stop:      0 1 6
# Short-Description: bla bla bla
# Description:       Start PHP client script to ask for changes from remote AJAX queries
# /usr/bin/php /var/www/client.php &
michael@raspberrypi:~ $

I've tested both of them, and they both work. Is this correct, or should it be done differently? Is one way more appropriate/professional than another?

Next, instead of directly executing the PHP command, I would like to something like the following. As I am typing this, I expect this is why I would want to use the second option and not /etc/rc.local, right? Note that I am a not positive about the /etc/init.d/client script.

sudo /etc/init.d/client start|stop|status
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I would use:
php -r 'client()'


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