starting a program at boot time
nlandys at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 18:45:45 UTC 2008
how do i start a program at boot time?
What is the exact program you want to start at boot time? Is this a
standard program that is typically started at boot time or is it some sort
of custom program that is non-standard? If it's a standard program such as
the ssh daemon or the apache webserver, then read my post, otherwise ignore
what I say here and refer to other people's posts.
Have a look in the directories /etc/rc.d/ and /usr/local/etc/rc.d/. Do you
see a script in these directories that may lauch the program you're
interested in at boot time? For example, on my system, I want ssh and
apache running on bootup. I see the file /etc/rc.d/sshd and the file
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/apache22. These are scripts that lauch the programs. I
would start sshd manually for example by
> /etc/rc.d/sshd start
To enable these on bootup automatically, edit your /etc/rc.conf file. Mine
has the following lines:
As you can see the lines resemble the script names in the rc.d directories.
To enable your program at boot time, add a similar line to rc.conf.
Hope this helps.
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