/usr/local/etc/rc.d startup scripts

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Wed Mar 7 21:02:39 UTC 2007

On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 10:58:22AM -0800, Don O'Neil wrote:
> Are there any special naming requirements for scripts in /usr/local/etc/rc.d
> for 6.1?
> Someone is telling me they need to have a .sh suffix to startup correctly,
> but in past versions of FreeBSD anything you put in there would run as long
> as it was executable.

You can do both, see rc(8). If you use the .sh extension, the script
will be executed by the current shell, while those without will be run
in a subshell (which is probably what you want).

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