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Old 11-20-2004, 12:11 PM   #1
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Startup scripts on Debian

I have Debian and want to run some scripts on startup, how should I do it please /

thx ^^
Old 11-20-2004, 01:44 PM   #2
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the basic setup is scripts go in
chmod 755 new ones to make them runable
then for the various runlevels links to the scripts go in /etc/rc#.d where # is a run level number
(read /etc/inittab for a description of various run levels and to see what is your default)
start links begin with S
kill links begin with K
after S or K is a number
scripts links are processed in numerical order using that number -- if two tie then alphabetical decides the winner
Old 11-21-2004, 03:55 AM   #3
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Huuuh, OK, so I put my scripts in /etc/init.d and set them on 755, that part I understood.

Then I understood I have to do something with the /etc/rc#.d but I don't understand quite what.

My scripts are for my internet connection sharing (the IPTABLES rules that are flushed every startup), so could you please give me an example ?
Old 11-21-2004, 06:01 AM   #4
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since you are running debian read up on update-rc.d. The man pages will show you how to make that file /etc/init.d start up and be killed at certain runlevels.


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