init.d (usually /etc/init.d) is a directory holding configurations regarding programs to be started at boot time by the `init` process. For questions regarding the `init` process itself, use [init].

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Daemon /etc/init.d message on Debian

When I start/stop/restart a daemon (eg. apache2), no message appears. I am on Debian testing (jessie). On my old server (Debian testing too), messages are displayed: root@old-server # ...
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start-stop-daemon won't start my Python script as service

I am trying to run Google AppEngine on my Debian machine, I created a file init.d/gae: . /lib/lsb/init-functions # # Initialize variables # name=gae user=$name pid=/var/run/$name.pid prog="python ...
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How does the script /etc/init.d/sudo work?

I was reading the script /etc/init.d/sudo. It has been written as a comment in the script that it provides limited super user privileges to specific users. Though, I could not understand the script ...
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How to have service that makes sure program keeps running?

I made a service called thin_keep_alive_service in /etc/init.d. I gave it chmod +x rights. The script looks as follows: #!/bin/bash ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: thin_keep_alive_service # ...
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Multiple daemons init script

I have two daemons currently running on my development server (OpenSUSE 12). There are two daemon that work together as a whole and must start together and die together. Is there a standard way to ...
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Trigger an init script when a specific device is up and a kernel module has been loaded

On my ubuntu 12.04 servers, I need to write an init.d script that waits until the infiniband interface (device: mlx4_0, interface: ib0) is completely up, and until the knem kernel module is loaded. ...
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Late running of scripts during bootup, ending with a reboot without the login prompt

I'm making a special "installer" for an embedded system where I'd like the kernel to boot up, execute a set of things very late in the process where the peripherals have been set up and then reboot ...
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How can I make this System V init script start at boot?

I've installed udisks-glue on my Raspbian Raspberry Pi, along with a System V init script at /etc/init.d/udisks-glue (as per instructions here). I make it executable and run the following, which ...
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disable init.d script in systemd

I changed the init system from sysvinit to systemd on a raspbian installation. The install boots fine, but now starts lightdm on boot. I don't want it to do that. I noticed lightdm.service is started ...
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What is the difference between rc, rc.local and rc.sysinit?

I tried to display the list of startup scripts for the current runlevel at bootup. I wrote the following code. rl=`runlevel | cut -d " " -f2` ls /etc/rc.d/rc$rl.d/S* | cut -d "/" -f5 sleep 10 It's ...
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checking sendmail status as NON root user

I am in the process of converting to CentOS 6.5 from 5.5 and need a way to check if sendmail is on or not. For reasons I don't want to go through, I need to be able to check if sendmail is ON as a ...
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Run a script at startup

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I wrote a small script named trial. The contents of the script are as follows: #!/bin/sh SHELL=/bin/sh PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin sh -c firefox I copied the ...
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Postponing ntpd

I am currently trying to cut boot time for an embedded Linux system. One way we figured we could do that is by postponing the ntp init.d script. The daemon tried to synchronize with the server via ...
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How does init determine which devices to modprobe?

I'm building a totally custom initramfs for a netbooting project and in the process learning a lot about it, but I'm a little puzzled by the loading of modules. I know modprobe can be used to load ...
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Launch a program on boot (Debian server)

Path to folder: root/CumulusServer Command to execute: ./CumulusServer --daemon [--pidfile=/var/run/CumulusServer.pid] I've spent considerable time trying to figure out how to modify init.d? Any ...
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How do I force booting in text mode?

Newer Linux distributions have the idea to boot into graphics modes. The grub menu does this. The init.d system does this. X does this. I can justify X. But both grub and init.d have only caused ...
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How to debug init.d script that isn't being run

I am trying to get god to start during boot on Debian. I added a script to the /etc/init.d/ directory which looks like this. #!/usr/bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: god # ...
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openfire chat server Deamon not getting start while server up every time

we using a Chat server, its installed with openfire, for local office use we installed it, every day morning while server getting ON openfire service is not getting started, I have added it in run ...
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Can you have two paths listed in init.d file?

In /etc/init.d/red5 can I list two home paths for different programs using it that are in different locations? I have red5 set up in /var/www/html but I also have it set up in ...
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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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Boot Halts if Time if Reset

I have an old powerbook g4 with a dead battery & I am trying to run ubuntu 10.04 on it. Whenever the power cord gets unplugged the date gets set back to Dec. 31st 1969. Apparently when you ...
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Tomcat fake start on startup with init.d

I have my tomcat (tomee) installation at /opt/tomee and I can correctly launch it with: $ /opt/tomee/bin/startup.sh Using CATALINA_BASE: /opt/tomee Using CATALINA_HOME: /opt/tomee Using ...
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Use /etc/init.d/fetchmail with the personnal ~/.fetchmailrc

Now, I have two users in my system using fetchmail with a personal ~/.fetchmailrc and syncing there mails with the command fetchmail -kv --uidl -m '\''/usr/bin/procmail -d %T'\ (In a cron but this ...
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Debian init.d with a working C++ daemon, unexpected results

I am fairly new to programming for Linux, and init.d scripts, and I have a problem with my init.d script adapted from an example I found via a lot of google searching. Instead of getting a status, ...
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Can I safely disable abrtd on CentOS 6?

There is this nice new daemon called abrtd running on CentOS6. This was inherited from upstream RHEL6. There this can be used (for instance) to automatically generate service-requests. In an ...
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what starts runsv on a Debian system using init and how?

A bit of background: I installed git-daemon-run on a Debian system, and now git-daemon starts at boot automatically, even though there is no init script for it in /etc/init.d. I did some digging and ...
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Create service from command [closed]

I have following command which I try to setup to run on startup: su -l hive -c "nohup hive --service metastore > /var/log/hive/hive.out 2> /var/log/hive/hive.log &" I was thinking about ...
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Trouble Running Emacs Daemon on Ubuntu Boot

I want to run emacs as a daemon, on Ubuntu bootup. The daemon call works, and the init script works, when called in a logged in session. However, when I boot my system, the emacs init script doesn't ...
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How secure is keeping non-root owned scripts in /etc/init.d?

I have an application which runs as a daemon and is controlled by a script in /etc/init.d Sometimes we need to change some parameters of startup/control of these scripts and then restart the daemon. ...
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How does killproc knows what PID to kill?

When I look at my /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions, I see the following under my killproc() function. if [ -n "${LSB:-}" -a -n "$killlevel" ]; then RC=7 # Program is not running ...
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Make screen start as Daemon for a Minecraft server

I made a script that runs fine manually, but can't get it to run with the description in How to start a script file on boot?. I have run update-rc.d -f minecraft.start defaults This is what my ...
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How to start teamspeak 3 on boot, ubuntu server 12.04

So I'm quite new to linux but I'm starting to understand it. I have a Ubuntu Server 12.04 system, fresh install, and I installed a teamspeak 3 server on it: $ sudo useradd teamspeak (provided user ...
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Is it possible to execute a script as first at shutdown/reboot on Debian?

I am currently trying to register a script (located in the /etc/init.d) in a way that makes this script being executed as the first script/programm at shutdown/reboot (change to running level 0 or 6). ...
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PHP exec expect script with SCP then SSH

I have a PHP page which runs the following expect script to upload a file to another server on my network: #!/usr/bin/expect -f set password [lindex $argv 0] spawn /usr/bin/scp /home/Dave/bin/test ...
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where is this HOME environment variable and what do I have to add -H too it?

I recently attempted to run a boot up script which failed I didn't know why it failed so I posted a question about that here. chkconfig bootup script failing, script runs good manually Where the ...
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How to regenerate /etc/init.d/.depend.(boot|start|stop) on Debian?

Suppose one deleted the following files. /etc/init.d/.depend.boot /etc/init.d/.depend.start /etc/init.d/.depend.stop How to regenerate them?
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How to make /etc/init.d script act like it's launched under X?

I'm trying to track down some quirkiness with a Java application that misbehaves when launched via a startup script in /etc/init.d , but runs fine when you open a GUI terminal window and run it ...
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What is the difference between start-stop-daemon and running with &?

I am setting up a service in /etc/init.d. I am looking at various scripts in there, some are implemented with start-stop-daemon ... and some with /path/to/script &. All of them save the pid in a ...
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How to respawn vpnc when it stops?

As root, I've setup a crontab rule that launches vpnc everyday early in the morning (before I arrive at my workplace). But it often occurs that the vpn stopped mid day. As a result, I have to sudo ...
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Daemons not starting during the boot on PUIAS (RedHat) 6.4

I am total Linux n00b entrusted with bunch of PUIAS (RedHat) 6.4 servers and desktops. I noticed after rebooting my computing nodes (done just for testing purposes) that many of the daemons which are ...
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editing /etc/init.d/rc.local to run after login tty processes

doing a ps-e, I see the following on startup: PID TTY CMD ... 1880 ? my_auto_script 1881 tty1 login 1882 tty2 getty ... my_auto_script is called from /etc/rc.local. I have /etc/init.d/rc.local ...
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PID file not accessible after update of nginx

After I removed the version 0.7.x which was delivered by the Debian standard packages, I installed the version 1.4.1 of nginx by source. It is possible to start nginx with service nginx start and I ...
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Where is my /etc/init.d/skeleton on OpenSuse 12.3?

On a fresh install of OpenSuse 12.3, I want to "daemonize" a program. And, on all examples found on Internet, I see I have to create first a /etc/init.d/myscript based on the /etc/init.d/skeleton... ...
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How to update an init script

What is the proper way to update an init script an ubuntu system? I am trying to upgrade my version of gitlab from 6-0 to 6-1, part of the upgrade consists of replacing the init script. Upgrade ...
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Cannot add script to init.d

I have installed gerrit on a remote ubuntu server. Now I would like it to automatically start when the server reboots. I am trying to follow this: ...
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Bittorrent Sync Autostart as a Service

I'm running a raspberry pi with the latest raspbian (debian) on it. I've installed btsync. Now I want to run Bittorrent Sync, when the system boots, not only when somebody logs in. Do I have to run ...
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Use start-stop-daemon for a PHP server

I'm working on a socket server written in PHP. This part of the work is done but now I need to run it as a daemon. For this I've tried to use start-stop-daemon but it doesn't work. My server is ...
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adding a program on start-up by using LSBInitScripts

I use Debian Lenny (I know lenny is old and other bla bla) and would like to place a program on the start-up. I use update-rc.d by adding an executable file on /etc/init.d. By referring to ...
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When running to a run level does it execute previous run levels?

If I tell my system to go to run level 3 does that mean that it first runs through run level 0, 1, 2, and then finally runs through run level 3? I thought the answer to this question was yes. But ...
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How to restore the /etc/init.d/pure-ftpd-mysql?

By a mistake... this is my new /etc/init.d/pure-ftpd-mysql: /etc/init.d/pure-ftpd-mysql restart How to install or recover the file? The standard apt-get remove, apt-get install or apt-get ...