I'd like to run a script at the startup of my system but only at that time. I did some experimenting and found that /etc/profile.d is NOT the place to put this sort of script as it runs anytime someone logs in. I simply want the script to run at startup. It should be run as root.

asked 08 Dec '10, 20:24

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There's three ways I can think of doing this offhand:

  1. Put the command in /etc/rc.local.
  2. Add it to root's crontab with the time @reboot.
  3. dd it as a script in /etc/init.d/ and then modify your system's start up by linking it to /etc/rc3.d/S##scriptname and /etc/rc5.d/S##scriptname.

The first method is probably the most straightforward and will work on the largest number of distributions.


answered 09 Dec '10, 12:13

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1 did the trick!

(09 Dec '10, 18:13) Andy
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