I put one script in
/etc/init.d/abc.sh. Now I want it to run at startup.
How can I do that with chkconfig?
chkconfig --add abc.sh
But I am not sure how it works.
I often just use
echo "/etc/init.d/abc.sh" >> /etc/rc.local
should hack it for ya. There are probably more proper places, but whatever, it works, on most distros it seems.
Scripts which run on startup are not said to be a script — if you want the script to be executed at startup, change the following in
Have a look at other, existing init-scripts. In every proper rh-style init-script there are three hints: the runlevels, where the script should be started and the priority at which it should be started/stopped. The sum of start+stop should be normally 100.
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You can't unless you read
/usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysvinitfiles and structure your script accordingly.
You are on the right track. Your bash script is in the right location and you have added it to your chkconfig, which means your script is installed.
Please note that
/etc/init.d is a symbolic link to
After adding your script, you need to select which runlevel you want to activate it on:
chkconfig --level 35 abc on will activate your script on runlevels 3 and 5, your most common startups.
chkconfig --help for more info.
PS. you can also use
ntsysv which is a tui for chkconfig.