making a script run at debian startup

Chuck Hallenbeck chuckh at
Fri Feb 2 18:54:13 EST 2007

This information is dangerously incorrect. It describes a Slackware 
system, not a Debian system. Please ignore the advice contained in this 
message or you will be sorely disappointed.

On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 04:31:46PM -0500, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> When you want some script to run at debian startup for all users you put 
> its command line with path and parameters inside of /etc/rc.d/rc.local and 
> make /etc/rc.d/rc.local executable once with chmod 755 /etc/rc.d/rc.local. 
> On a reboot that script will run for anyone logging onto the system from 
> any account. The .bashrc in the user's home directory once it gets the 
> path and script name and parameters is already executable and so long as 
> what you add to it is correct all you need do is to reboot the system. 
> In that case though .bashrc has to run for that specific user in order for 
> what you put into .bashrc to run.  You don't put .bashrc inside of 
> /etc/rc.d/rc..local those are intended to do separate kinds of work with 
> different granularity of services.
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