making a script start on debian

Littlefield, tyler compgeek13 at
Thu Feb 1 19:57:29 EST 2007

I got everything, but got lost at bashrc.
Do I put the scripts in there, and then run /home/user/.bashrc from the
rc.local script?
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----- Original Message -----
From: Jude DaShiell <jdashiel at>
To: <speakup at>
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 5:48 PM
Subject: re: making a script start on debian

> If you don't already have it create /etc/rc.d/rc.local with #!/bin/sh as
> first line and you could put the path to the script and name of the script
> along with any command line arguments on a single line in
> /etc/rc.d/rc.local then make rc.local executable chmod 755
> /etc/rc.d/rc.local and that way you don't have to mess with the way debian
> starts scripts in /etc/init.d.  If the rc.d directory isn't yet there you
> can create it with mkdir /etc/rc.d.  Installing certain packages from the
> debian repositories will get you an rc.local file too. To run an
> executable as a certain user, that user will have to log in.  In that case
> in the user's home directory edit .bashrc and put the scripts you want to
> run inside of that file. Binaries on the system if they're to be held
> separate from the upgrade process can be put into /usr/local/bin and then
> run from that directory.  The /usr/local/src directory is where you can
> unpack source code to build packages and keep it out of the root
> directory.
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