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Old 07-30-2006, 03:02 AM   #1
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How do I write a script (batch file)??

I want to write a script/batch file (I am new to Linux so not sure what it should be called) that will start lampp. The command is /opt/lampp/lampp start and it must be executed as root.
I would prefer to have it start at system start-up, but alternatively I could launch it using a script.

How can I do this?

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open a text file, write the lines, save the file. there, you have a script. you'd probably also want to make it directly executable (chmod +x scriptname). i also assume suse uses /etc/rc.local which you can use to run system wide commands on boot.
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No need to "write a script".
Just put that command /opt/lampp/lampp start as the last line of the file /etc/rc.d/rc.local and it will be ecexuted (as root) the next time you boot
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If you are used to dos style script writing, your in for a pleasent surprise with bash scripts.

Very fun, very useful.

Old 07-30-2006, 09:11 AM   #5
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Thank you for all the replies. tredegar, I'll try your method first as that is what I want to do, start the servers automatically at system start.

Thanks again.


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