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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Create aMule daemon systemd .service file

I recently moved to Raspbian Jessie on my RPi and now I'd like to move all my services from init.d to systemd. aMule daemon it is now working with init.d but I want to move the script to a ...
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Nginx init.d script

After a dist-upgrade on my debian machine yesterday I am having some problems with the nginx init script. Whenever I try to start nginx using the init script it comes up with a error message: # ...
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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 enable kibana at startup

I just downloaded kibana-4.3 tar file , extract it and it works fine. But i want to enable the service at system startup and i got the error by using chkconfig command: service kibana does not ...
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How to specify daemon dependency upon another daemon

in /etc/init.d/ first daemon # Provides: first # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog second daemon # Provides: second # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog first Is this ...
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How does systemd use /etc/init.d scripts?

I just switched to debian jessie, and most things run okay, including my graphical display manager wdm. The thing is, I just don't understand how this works. Obviously my /etc/init.d/wdm script is ...
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Log on standard output

I'm using Debian Jessie and I'm having big init.d script which starts or stops variety of daemons (more than 10), which list is taken from configuration file. Using systemctl restart parstart.service ...
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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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RedHat init.d script will not start with service after stop

I have the service script below, which calls a shell script. We changed something in the script When I run the shell script directly, everything works fine. When I restart the servER, everything works ...
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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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What puts TCPMSS in iptables?

I used to have (well, I still sort of do) have a script that expects: -A FORWARD -p tcp -m tcp --tcp-flags SYN,RST SYN -j TCPMSS --clamp-mss-to-pmtu to have been entered in to iptables ahead of my ...
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init.d script doesn't give standard output

I'm using Debian Jessie and when I'm trying to use some script from init.d (start, stop, restart). There are functions log_failure_msg log_daemon_msg log_end_msg which should give something on ...
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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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Two implementations of reboot?

Why do there seem to be two implementations of reboot on my linux system? # find . -name "reboot" ./etc/init.d/reboot ./sbin/reboot
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What stands for `xxx.d` in home directory? daemon? [duplicate]

Like emacs.d, some programs have name like xxx.d for init files. What does this d means? Is this abbreviation of something?
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dropbox process stops when I log out of ssh

I tried every solution from How to run Dropbox daemon in background? and nothing solves my problem: Basically, I already installed dropbox on my Ubuntu 12.04LTS headless server. I got init.d setup ...
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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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Run a GUI program 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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start-stop-daemon: option '--exec' requires an argument

I do not understand this error: start-stop-daemon: option --exec requires an argument I am very new to the init.d world and have only just got my script going using service calls, I just want to get ...
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Who does write apache2 PID on Debian 8

I am a bit lost: who is in-charge to write the apache2 PID in Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)? I think /etc/init.d/apache2 invokes /usr/sbin/apache2ctl which in turn calls /usr/sbin/apache2. But in ...
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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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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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Automatically start a script while booting on OpenSuse 11

I need the following sample script to run when OpenSuSe 11 is booting: #!/bin/sh i=0; while true; do "SOME COMMAND FOR SAVING i TO ANOTHER PLACE" &> /dev/null i=$((i+1)) sleep 1 ...
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How to make resolvconf / dnscrypt / unbound work together on systemd - and respect openVPN routes?

I'm finding it tremendously confusing to appropriately setup Unbound.service on systemd. Use Case I am trying to get my Debian Jessie laptop to use DNScrypt as default DNS and Unbound as the local ...
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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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FTP server to start when changing runlevel 2 to 5

I've been searching for this a little while now: How do I, when I change from runlevel 2 to runlevel 5, start f.e. proftpd? When I go back to runlevel 2, the service should be stopped again. So - ...
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ubuntu - Why modifications to init.d script are ignored

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04. After I make modification to /etc/init.d/gearman-job-server and type: # sudo service gearman-job-server restart it ignores modification I've made. But then I type: # ...
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Autostart Virtual Machine VBoxHeadless at boot with Upstart - init and Graceful exit

So I have another computer running 24/7 and I forget to turn it back on when I restart. I also want it to gracefully save when I reboot so in the event I kick somebody off their work is not lost! I ...
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How to run script on startup?

I'm trying to run my script spoofy.sh on start up and I'm having some troubles hoping somebody could shed some light here. I am running Arch Linux, heres my script: #!/bin/bash ifconfig wlo1 down ...
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insserv: warning: script 'XXX.sh' missing LSB tags and overrides

What causes insserv: warning: script 'XXX.sh' missing LSB tags and overrides, and how is it prevented? pi@raspberrypi /etc/init.d $ sudo rm 5_* pi@raspberrypi /etc/init.d $ sudo vi ...
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command in /etc/inittab is not working on SLES 11

My task is to start a process on startup if it was running before shutdown. To achieve this, I have added a command in /etc/init.d/halt.local to save the state of process in a file. In /etc/inittab, ...
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how does systemd determine service is stopped?

Our application uses an init.d script to start and stop the application as a service. Under CentOS 7, /sbin/init is symlinked to systemd, so I can start my application using either: service myapp ...
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Is there a standard way to start and stop services on Linux?

Until recently there was a simple and effective way to start/stop/restart services: service nginx start|stop|restart This worked perfectly for so many years,... until some smart-pants decided to ...
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Running init.d script produces “start-stop-daemon: not found”

I try to start monit using: /etc/init.d/monit start I then get the error: [....] Starting daemon monitor: monit/etc/init.d/monit: 124: /etc/init.d/monit: start-stop-daemon: not found failed! ...
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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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Why do packages come without init.d scripts?

I am running Raspbian on my raspberry pi. I downloaded and installed the custom drivers from Realtek for my wifi dongle After compiling and moving the binary created to /usr/sbin/ I saw that I could ...
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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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My compiled program is being run via init.d but eventually gets killed

I made a small utility application in C that monitors udev for power events and adjusts my laptop backlight brightness automatically. (I'm running Ubuntu 15.04) I ran the following commands and it ...
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How to write LSB init.d scripts that can run multiple instances of the same service?

Here is the problem I have: I do have to run multiple instances of several services on the same machine and I want to be able to re-use the init.d scripts. You can see here an example of service ...
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Making service NOT launch at boot

Context I made a service in init.d to be launched at boot (let's call it the primary service). And I updated update-rc.d primaryservice defaults This service calls 2 scripts (2 different task ...
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Have cron check if the bash script is executing

I have a bash script that users while do along with sleep to constantly monitor the connection state and take measures in case something goes wrong. The only thing that is not guarded is the execution ...
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How do I make a service stop all at once?

I used the script here to create a service to start and stop a Minecraft server on boot and shutdown. The script basically starts the server jar file in a GNU screen (it also does backups and updates ...
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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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How to name and where to place upstart script?

I want to start a watchdog kicker on startup but am unsure how to name and where to place my upstart script. start on startup respawn script /usr/sbin/watchdog end script Reference: ...
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net scripts try to up old physical removed network interface

Situation: Gentoo with kernel 3.8.4 amd64 udev 218 no systemd, no initram, no old network udev rules Previously 3 network interfaces (2 x onboard, 1 pci , all r8189 module ones) After an short ...
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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: ...