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Do all the scripts that are run in rc.local display results on the terminal or do they just run in the background?

What if I want the scripts to run before the startup and wait for the user input to continue? Is it possible? (I'm running these scripts on remote server)

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The scripts are not associated with a terminal so they do not display their results there (which does not necessarily mean they run in the background)

The solution will vary a bit depending on your setup. I have not tried it, but on Fedora or similar you may want to try making your script as an "init" script and dumping it in /etc/rc.d/init.d [depending on your OS]

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