script to be executed on system startup.

navneet Upadhyay navneet.upadhyay at
Wed Feb 6 14:33:49 UTC 2008

i dont want to go with the rename option, as if tomorrow i want to add more
scripts to run at startup i will be in a mess.

I will tell in detail so that it would be easy for you to understand my
problem :-

Intention is that the script file should be called at both startup and

In Linux after doing :- 1. Copying the script to /etc/rc.d directory.
2. /sbin/chkconfig --add "scriptname"

While startup scriptfile is called with parameter *start* and while shutdown
it is called with parameter *stop.*

So i check the parameter value in the script and if it is start , i run my
executables and if it is stop i gracefully exit from my executables.

I want to achie same thing in FreeBSD.


On 2/6/08, Derek Ragona <derek at> wrote:
>  At 08:09 AM 2/6/2008, 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 don't need any command.  Depending on the version of FreeBSD, put your
> script in /usr/local/etc/rc.d and if you are using earlier than 6.XFreeBSD name the script
> You can name it in the same in 6.X and 7.X and it will work.
> Be sure the script is chmod'd (usually 755) to execute.  Since your script
> runs without a known environment be sure to either use full pathnames for
> executables or set the path in your script.
>         -Derek
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