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Old 08-28-2003, 06:20 PM   #1
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Question Running script as daemon

Forgive my ignorance. I'm relatively new with Linux and had what most consider a simple question.

I'm running a web server which I start using a script I wrote...something like ./ start. I want to run this script as a daemon so it starts up automatically w/o me logging in. i want this so if my computer goes down for whatever reason when it powers up it starts this script automatically.

i know i need to put it in /etc/rc.d/init.d but what then and how do i pass it the start command?

thanks in advance.
Old 08-28-2003, 07:11 PM   #2
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This is a guess but ordinarily you'd create a symlink from the service in


and put it in


-were x is the run level you'd want the service to run at - once its in


then rename it with Syy at the start of the name were capital S is the start signal and yy is the order number with which you want the service to start - ie some services are dependant on others already running etc etc - I must stress, this is only a guess.
Old 08-28-2003, 08:31 PM   #3
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The startup script from fading memory that you put in /etc/rc.d/init.d should take a particular format , take a look at ones that are already there and modify to suit.

Instead of manually creating sym links in each rc.x directory if your script called say, my_server has something like that at the start

#chkconfig: 35 59 34
#description: description of what this is
#processname: my_server

(where 35 are the run levels you want to start, 59 goes the priority to startup and 34 for when shutting down)

You can do chkconfig --add my_server and all the sym links in the right places will be automatically created for you, hopefully


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