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Adding a startup script to be run at bootup

Postby chandranjoy » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:12 pm

If you have a script of your own that you want to run at bootup, each time you boot up.

Write a script. put it in the /etc/init.d/ directory.
Lets say you called it FOO. You then run

% update-rc.d FOO defaults

Note: This is equal to chkconfig in RHEL, CentOS

You also have to make the file you created, FOO, executable, using
$chmod +x FOO

You can check out
% man update-rc.d for more information. It is a Debian utility to install scripts. The option “defaults” puts a link to start FOO in run levels 2, 3, 4 and 5. (and puts a link to stop FOO into 0, 1 and 6.)
Also, to know which runlevel you are in, use the runlevel command.

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