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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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Is it possible to tell what source loaded a Linux kernel module?

In my Linux distribution there are a number of modules loaded during boot up and I'm trying to find where they're loaded from. [root /proc]# lsmod Module Size Used by ...
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inittab respawn and rc.local

At the moment I have a daemon starting at boot using rc.local by the following line. su -l user -c '/dir/daemon' but I would like to start this process as a service with respawn. I found out that ...
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Is it possible to have bash variables persist between runs

I am trying to create an init script which queries losetup -f for a free loop device. Within the init script I have a start() which queries losetup -f for the free loop device to setup some stuff, and ...
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Minimal Linux with kernel and BusyBox: /etc/inittab is ignored, only /init is executed

I managed to create a small and fully functional live Linux CD which contains only kernel (compiled with default options) and BusyBox (compiled with default options + static, all applets present, ...
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Solaris 10 non global zones and rc scripts

There are a handful of Solaris zones that run a rc3.d/ script (which is normal), however, there is a single script that runs during boot and removes itself upon completion. (This is known from viewing ...
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Installing MongoDB in Ubuntu LXC Container. Fails with 'invoke-rc.d: initscript mongod, action “start” failed.'

I can't manage to install mongodb in a Ubuntu LXC container. I've set-up the Ubuntu 14.10 host by following these instructions: https://linuxcontainers.org/lxc/getting-started/ lxc-create --version ...
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How can I make a script in /etc/init.d start at boot?

I think I read something a while back about this, but I can't remember how it's done. Essentially, I have a service in /etc/init.d which I'd like to start automatically at boot time. I remember it ...
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Creating X11VNC Server Initscript not successful on boot (manually started works)

I have installed X11VNC and starting it on a running System (with X and XFCE running) in a terminal does work. I have written a startup script (used the skeleton in /etc/init.d/skeleton) for that. ...
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add command to /etc/init.d/rc.local file that's missing

Want to add the command sudo mount -t vboxsf H_DRIVE /media/windows7share to /etc/init.d/rc.local file, to run the command every time when system starts up but I don't have such a file (rc.local) ...
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Systemd and SysVinit compatibility mode [duplicate]

Trying to reuse an existing "SysV" init script with new Linux version that uses "systemd" (RHEL 7). Just copying it into "/etc/init.d/" fails to work as expected. Can only manually Start/Stop service ...
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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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include Forking - Multi threading in bash script to run it in upstart?

I have lack of understanding. Do i need to include forking in my bash script: http://stackoverflow.com/a/26756839/4749164, so i can use expect daemon/fork - option in upstart? i would like to run my ...
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Shutdown init script is not executing on immediate reboot on CentOS 7.1

I have installed an init script to run on system shutdown with the following command /sbin/chkconfig --add shutdownExample My shutdownExample(custom script to run at system shutdown) looks like ...
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Is it good practice to make an init script's lockfile immutable?

I recently created an init script, and decided to set lockfile to immutable to prevent external interference. The only downside I can think of is that if someone wanted to recursively delete ...
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Auto login into router running Busybox

My router runs Linux with embedded Busybox. I'd like to autologin and run a web browser. Here is the /etc/inittab file: # /etc/inittab init(8) configuration for BusyBox # # Copyright (C) 1999-2004 by ...
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The program called by the init.d works by itself, but not when the init.d itself runs

I currently have two programs, my_sql_auto_update.sh and my_sql_auto_update_initd.sh, the latter is the init.d script located at ~/etc/init.d/ which [should] run the my_sql_auto_update.sh. The ...
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How to make unix service see environment variables?

I have set my environment variable using /etc/profile: export VAR=/home/userhome Then if I do echo $VAR it shows /home/userhome But when I put reference to this variable into the ...
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Where is the log_daemon_msg?

So this is my little shscript (my_init_script.sh) located in /etc/init.d/ #!/bin/sh . /lib/lsb/init-functions NAME=my_script_for_auto_update PIDFILE=/var/run/$NAME.pid ...
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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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atftpd won't start on opensuse tumbleweed under systemd

I tried installing atftpd today. The package installed successfully: # zypper se atftp Loading repository data... Reading installed packages... S | Name | Summary | Type ...
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What is wrong with my init.d script [Segmentation fault]

I currently filter out data from a MQTT live stream. I then dump this datum into a csv file named mqtt.csv and the dumping process is done by executor_start_up_job.txt which is written in BASH. I ...
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Run a script as root during boot and display in the default linux terminal?

Here's how I configured my kickstart system initialization script (this is a kickstart conf script snippet): ... %post --log=/root/ks-post.log --interpreter /bin/bash cd /root curl --silent ...
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How to make a script run at boot time in Debian Wheezy?

I am writing a script to do some tasks at boot up time in my Debian Wheezy AWS EC2 AMI. Sources on the internet say that usual way to do this is to use update-rc.d to install the symlinks needed to ...
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Auto-start multiple background user sessions in Linux Mint

I could use some help with what I think is a basic request on the newest edition of Linux Mint (which I think would also be applicable to Ubuntu). I have a home system with 3GB of RAM and accounts ...
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Run daemon on startup in Debian once openvpn connection established

I am using raspbian. (Debian variant). By default, openvpn is started with /etc/rc2.d/S03openvpn. I set up an /etc/init.d script with a symlink /etc/rc2.d/S04daemonname for a daemon I want to start ...
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I need to run a one line startup script under gnome and systemd

nvidia-settings -a [gpu:0]/GPUPowerMizerMode=1 now what is the easiest way to run this one bash line of code at startup??? I am running Gnome 3.14.
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dhcp without dns: ping `hostname` not working. Auto add hostname to /etc/hosts?

On RHEL 6.5 how to make my own hostname locally resolvable, if my ip address is dynamic and not registered in DNS? I know, it's possible to add dhcp hook scripts. Is there a similar way to hook the ...
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Universal .bashrc alias showing results of sysytemctl start command

This is small .bashrc alias that allows me to see results of starting service alias systemctl start apache='systemctl start apache && echo SUCCESS || echo failure' How can i modify to work ...
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How to schedule initial configuration of a system after cloning?

I want to setup a big amount of servers using cloning. After the initial image was applied, I want to run a configuration script. The cloning will be done through hard disk replication by the hardware ...
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Start a service at boot and automatically respawn it if it dies under AIX

I'm trying to write a script that can set a service to: automatically restart after killed automatically start during boot up I can do this by using /etc/inittab but some of the AIX server ...
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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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Passing variable in init.d script

I have the init.d script show below. I want to start the daemon with the argument --http_root /tv When I start the application without the daemon the argument is accepted However I cannot seem ...
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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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Init as a shell script

I was going through a tutorial on setting up a custom initramfs where it states: The only thing that is missing is /init, the executable in the root of the initramfs that is executed by the ...
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/etc/rc.d vs /etc/init.d

Is ubuntu's /etc/init.d directory exactly equivalent (functionally) to what I presume to be the more standard /etc/rc.d/ (at least on arch)? Is there any particular reason canonical used init.d ...