script to be executed on system startup.

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at
Wed Feb 6 17:22:59 UTC 2008

Wojciech Puchar wrote:

>> No, don't add anything to rc.local.
> no because of?

The manual page.

>     The rc.local script contains com-
>      mands which are pertinent only to a specific site.  Typically, the
>      /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ mechanism is used instead of rc.local these 
> days but
>      if you want to use rc.local, it is still supported.  In this case, it
>      should source /etc/rc.conf and contain additional custom startup 
> code for
>      your system.  The best way to handle rc.local, however, is to 
> separate it
>      out into rc.d/ style scripts and place them under 
> /usr/local/etc/rc.d/.

It's there for backwards compatibility and you'll be bit when it goes away.


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