script to be executed on system startup.

Pietro Cerutti gahr at
Wed Feb 6 14:22:40 UTC 2008

navneet Upadhyay wrote:
> Hi,


>       I have a script file, i want that script to be executed on system
> startup.
>  I am doing this on Linux in following two steps : -
> 1. Copying the script to /etc/rc.d directory.
> 2. /sbin/chkconfig --add "scriptname"
> I want to achieve the same on FreeBSD
> chckconfig file is not present, documentation says i have to add it to
> rc.conf file.
> How can i add it to rc.conf file, is there any command?

you just edit rc.conf and you add a line in the form


Then you place the script <your_script_name> in /usr/local/etc/rc.d

at the bottom of the rc(8) man page there are a few examples on how to
build such a script.

Pietro Cerutti

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