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Old 09-03-2012, 07:32 AM   #1
thomas2004ch
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Auto Startup Service


Hi,

I have a script (start-myproc.sh) which should be executed as the machine reboots.

I've googled and find different alternatives. One is to add the command in the "/etc/rc.d/rc.local". The other is to write another startup-script under /etc/init.d/.

Which is better? The first one seems easier to me.
 
Old 09-03-2012, 08:01 AM   #2
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What distribution are you using?
 
Old 09-03-2012, 08:16 AM   #3
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what distribution are you using?
rhel 5.6
 
Old 09-03-2012, 08:31 AM   #4
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rc.local is the last script to run for all run levels before the user logs in.

With init.d you can control what level and when the script is started and stopped in the boot/shutdown process. If none of that matters then rc.local would be the simplest.
 
Old 09-03-2012, 08:42 AM   #5
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I would suspect that best-practice would be to use /etc/rc.d/rc.local

http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/In...-run-boot.html
 
  


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