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I wrote a Perl script which will serve as a daemon, so I'd like to let the OS (in my case, Ubuntu Linux) automatically run my Perl script after it has booted up.

How can I do that?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Make a shell script wrapper for your perl script

#!/bin/sh -
# your perl program goes here

/bin/perl /path/to/

Make sure that you have given executable permission using

  chmod +x

and execute the following,

sudo update-rc.d defaults

This will run perl script on each startup.

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