The scripts to be executed at boot, usually for starting deamons and mounting file systems.

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How can I kill child processes with start-stop-daemon?

I'm writing a simple web server using nc and bash. It looks like this: #!/bin/bash rm -f /var/run/streamman/out mkfifo /var/run/streamman/out trap "rm -f /var/run/streamman/out" EXIT while true do ...
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Kernel logs on power failure

I was wondering if it was possible to have a logging program document a random power failure. Clearly it won't have any time to log when the power fails, but is there a way to recognize a power ...
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How do I set the group (gid) of a process I'm about to launch?

I'm porting a Debian init.d script to CentOS. In the Debian script, it uses start-stop-daemon for launching the process. The script uses start-stop-daemon's --group flag to change to a different ...
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Bash script is not executing after reboot command Ubuntu 14.04

I've tried using a /etc/init.d/ script, an upstart script, crontab, etc. None of the above are causing the script to execute on boot. The service I am attempting to automatically start on boot is ...
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Startup script needs root permissions

I have a script that I need to run at startup. I have it in init.d. I need to execute one of the commands within the script with root permissions. How do I go about doing this? Edit 1: For ...
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How to write startup script for systemd

I have 2 graphics cards on my laptop, one is IGP and another discrete, I've written a shell script to to turn off discrete graphics card. How I can convert it to systemd script, to runt at start-up?
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Default-Start contains no runlevels

I am trying to make my custom made daemon run at startup and when I call update-rc.d ydcd enable I get the error update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing update-rc.d: error: MyDaemon ...
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Debian autossh boot script not working properly

I wrote the start script at the bottom of this question to try to get one of my devices to automatically create several remote forwarded ports with my VPS upon boot. (I've stripped the LSB tags to ...
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status_of_proc does not find the process

I am trying to make an init script to work as expected, the start / stop functionalities works flawlessly, but I cannot get the status function to work as expected. I am running : Distributor ID: ...
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Execute a init script from C++ program

I have a script in my /etc/init.d/ which executes an application. I am able to start,stop and get status of the service from terminal. Now I would like to start the same service from my C++ program. ...
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inittab entries without runlevels

Refering to here 1 ap::sysinit:/sbin/autopush -f /etc/iu.ap 2 ap::sysinit:/sbin/soconfig -f /etc/sock2path 3 fs::sysinit:/sbin/rcS sysinit >/dev/msglog 2<>/dev/msglog </dev/console 4 ...
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Linux Mint: How to enable cryptswap with custom password?

When you want to use hibernation and you care for security, you'd like to have the swap encrypted. But not with the random password, chosen for you at startup, but with a fixed one, supplied by you at ...
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Init script to run a script as specific user

/apps/data/service/bin/startup.sh This is the script i want to be executed during RHEL booting. I want it to be run in runlevel 3 only. And i want this script to be started as specific user, ...
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Explanation of systemd startup

Raspbian Jessie uses systemd and most system startup processes seem to be run from .service files. There are still a lot of SysV init entries. I gather from reading various articles that Debian 8 has ...
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dracut run hook after root is mounted

I want to run a hook after the root block device is mounted. I'm not sure what I need to do in my module-setup.sh script to get my script to run and run in the right order. I was using the ...
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How to debug systemd “init” freeze during boot?

I'm trying to get my own init script running on some ARM hardware and Debian Jessie with systemd. The overall boot concept and init script is almost identical to a x86 variant, which works fine. For ...
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Running a script during booting/startup; init.d vs cron @reboot

I am currently trying to understand the difference between init.d and cron @reboot for running a script at startup/booting of the system. The use of @reboot (this method was mentioned in this forum ...
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Requiring a script to sync ramdisk before and after reboot

On a specific machine I use a lot of RAM to serve websites really fast directly from RAM (which by the way is working amazingly well). For this I have mounted a ramdisk in /etc/fstab (in debian 7, via ...
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Does metainit have a directive to generate a log file?

Does metainit have a directive to generate a log file by redirecting process's standard output stream to it? The naive way of: Exec: /srv/wordy/wordy >/var/log/wordy.log does not seem to work ...
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ifplugd(lo): Program execution failed, return value is 1

I have a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian, and I see this error when initializing ifplugd. ifplugd(lo): Program execution failed, return value is 1. From judging the log section, it seems to end where ...
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noip2 can't update my IP address correctly after computer reboot

I want to set up a server with using no-ip DDNS service. I follow this guide, but it can't update my IP address after reboot the following message is command # noip2 -S 1 noip2 process active. ...
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Init script for a daemon to run screens on CentOS

I have a question concerning a init.d script. Currently I have a init script that launches a custom daemon as follows: sudo -u "$user" $cmd >> "$stdout_log" 2>> "$stderr_log" & ...
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systemd: default value for environment variable

I would like to migrate some OpenRC init script to systemd but I think that it is general problem of environment variables handling in systemd. Original OpenRC files There is a file e.g. ...
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Help with “Required-Stop:” line in System-V type init script LSB header

I wrote a daemon which watches for files in certain directory and if a new file is copied to this directory, then it is committed to SVN. New files appear in this directory only if remote devices copy ...
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lsyncd won't start at startup

My os is mint 17.2 First off, when I start it with: sudo /etc/init.d/lsyncd start it starts. But when I reboot my system it isn't started by default. How do I have it start at boot time? I had ...
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Init Scripts: Do I Need a PID File?

I am new to the the world of init scripts and still a BASH neophyte. I'm currently in a situation where I could use some guidance. We run an application that utilizes JBOSS and I need to be able to ...
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systemd: running a script on shutdown after filesystems are mounted read-only

Is there a way to run a script on shutdown, after the file system is remounted as read-only? I've a raspberry pi connected to a wireless socket, which I can control via a sender and a script. I want ...
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How to have an /etc/xdg/autostart/app.desktop service wait for a (systemd) service?

TLDR: How to have an /etc/xdg/autostart/app.desktop service wait for a systemd service? Long: I have an app started by /etc/xdg/autostart/app.desktop that requires a systemd service to be started ...
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Which utility reads LSB headers in System V style init scripts?

Various older Linux distributions, which support System V type init scripts, require one to add LSB header to init script. For example a LSB header from /etc/init.d/sshd from OpenSUSE 11.4: ### BEGIN ...
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Init scripts. Distinction of booting and starting activity

I have some script that runs and shuts down some service placed into /etc/init.d. It has symbolic link into /etc/rc5.d added with chkconfig for autolaunch on booting. Hence it starts on boot and can ...
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Unable to start ZNC as a service

Firstly, this is the exact same question as found here, but the given solutions did not work in my situation. Background I am running a CentOS 6 VPS and I want to run a ZNC bouncer on it. I ...
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Convert sysvinit/upstart init scripts to runit

I am trying to migrate a currently VM-based infrastructure to a Docker-based one, using docker-baseimage, which uses runit/runsv to start and supervise system services. Now while it is apparently very ...
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Install init scripts manually under Debian Wheezy

I played around with LSB-compatible init-scripts under Debian Wheezy (init is from sysvinit package version 2.88dsf-41+deb7u1). My script in the /etc/init.d directory is as follows: root@T60:~# ls -l ...
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Debian 8.1 with Uboot bootloader cannot run FSCK on reboot

I am running Debian 8.1 on an SD card on a Banana PI with U-boot bootloader. I'm trying to force my system to run fsck on reboot, but no matter what I do, nothing happens. Here are what I have tried ...
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hostapd will not start via “service” — but will start directly

I am having trouble getting hostapd to start as a service. It fails when I try to start it: $ sudo service hostapd start [FAIL] Starting advanced IEEE 802.11 management: hostapd failed! From what ...
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Script to run at shutdown

I'm trying to create the equivalent to rc.local that runs last during startup, but to run first during shutdown. I basically copy/pasted /etc/init.d/rc.local as the base template, and updated the ...
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How can I make this daemon/init run as a non root user?

I have an init script to kick off a daemon. The problem is it runs as root. I would like it to run as a user called "deploy". Ubuntu 12.04 #! /bin/sh # File: /etc/init.d/unicorn ### BEGIN INIT ...
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What is the meaning/purpose of *.pid files in /var/run

I'm quite new in Linux world, and now I'm trying to understand FHS principles. In /var/run I found about ten *.pid files like crond.pid which contains just pids. There is more than ten process ...
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Execute simple script before shutdown and reboot

I need to run a very simple script before shutting down or rebooting my VPS running Debian 8,to keep count of network statistics.I tried adding the script directly to /etc/init.d and symlinking it in ...
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Why is chkconfig on SLES 11 sp3 ignoring my # chkconfig: 35 98 01 remark in the start / stop script?

yesterday i was fighting with a pre-made start/stop script of jetty on our sles 11 sp3 linux server. it had that "chkconfig" tags in the upper part of the script is supposed to be used with " ...
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Does an init script always return a proper exit code when running status?

I'm trying to write a cron job script that will check if my services are running and restart them if they aren't so I don't have to do it manually. Now, I've looked up online how to check the status ...
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How do I put a splash screen during shutdown?

I'm able to put a splash screen on startup. As soon as powered on, a splash screen is shown till startx command is run. I edited the script to put the same image (for now) while rebooting/halting. I ...
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Watchdog daemon doesn't start at boot

I'm using a Raspberry Pi B, with Raspbian. After upgrading to Jessie, watchdog daemon doesn't start at boot anymore. Starting it manually using "sudo service watchdog start" does work. I tried: ...
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Run automatically Noip2 when the machine is booted?

I put the following script in /etc/init.d/rc3.d on my Debian 7 but it doesn't work on my computer #! /bin/sh # . /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions # uncomment/modify for your killproc case "$1" ...
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Where are SSH init scripts located?

I'm following the best security practices of SSH, via this link and the link states: We should remove the unused keys and only generate a large RSA key and an Ed25519 key. Your init scripts may ...
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what is the canonical way to start a daemon in rhel/centos-6 init script?

I found lots of good documentation for ubuntu's start-stop-daemon and there is a man page for a binary daemon. But from what I can tell the canonical way to start a daemon in a rhel/centos script is ...
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Running script before shutdown seemingly not working

I created a small script backup_files.sh and placed it in /etc/init.d: #/bin/sh logfile=/media/verbatim/log date >> $logfile rsync -av /home/philipp/Documents /media/verbatim/ >> $logfile ...
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How to create an unprivileged user in CentOS?

I want to create an unprivileged user to run my RhodeCode server and Celery daemon on a CentOS instance. I think the accepted definition of this is no home directory, login disabled, and no shell ...
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Creating a shutdown only script with update-rc.d

I have a Raspberry PI running the standard Raspbian distribution. I have this little C program that I need to run at the very end of the shutdown sequence. All it does is send a couple of logical high ...
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init.d script not being run on boot

My script is not running on boot in a vagrant box under Ubuntu. My script looks like this - #!/bin/bash # /etc/init.d/mailcatcher ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: scriptname # Required-Start: ...