How to use Init scripts

A quick dirty guide to init scripts on ubuntu

Start with the file /etc/init.d/skeleton. It’s a template you can use that is already LSB compliant and contains all of the good stuff.

Make a copy and modify as you need

sudo cp /etc/init.d/skeleton /etc/init.d/myscript
sudo nano /etc/init.d/myscript

Make it executable

sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/myscript

execute this command to add your new script to the list of default services to start on boot.

sudo update-rc.d myscript defaults

if you ever want to delete the service, invoke update-rc.d again

sudo update-rc.d -f myscript remove

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