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Old 12-09-2004, 07:11 AM   #1
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starting the script at boot time

Hi all!
I would like to start a bash script (mine own program) at boot time, so it starts like other ones from /etc/init.d/.

many thanks - Rob
Old 12-09-2004, 07:25 AM   #2
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You could adapt and existing /etc/init.d script, selecting from one of the shorter ones, if you want something that puts up the [OK] messages, etc. (hint: Use the same includes!)...

Or a much easier solution is to append whatever you need to /etc/rc.d/rc.local which is the usual place for this kind of thing.
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I have a little howto for this on my site.
My Linux Notes
Hope this helps.
Old 12-09-2004, 10:08 AM   #4
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If you have a script you want to run when someone logs in, you can call it in /etc/profile. If you want it to run only at system start, add it to the end of /etc/rc.local as directed above.

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Thank you very much guys! Rob


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