script to be executed on system startup.

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Wed Feb 6 17:35:38 UTC 2008

--On Wednesday, February 06, 2008 17:46:40 +0100 Wojciech Puchar 
<wojtek at> wrote:

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

Because rc.local is the legacy, deprecated method of handling local scripts, 
per man (8) rc.

"Typically, the /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ mechanism is used instead of rc.local 
these days but f you want to use rc.local, it is still supported. "

So, while it's still supported, it's no longer the standard way of handling 
local scripts, and it could go away in the future.

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas

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