Linux – running scripts on boot
In Linux, you can configure some scripts and daemons to start running at system boot.
If you have a custom script, make sure that it is executable and the permissions are set correctly.
I am on CentOS 6.5
I am going to use the ntp daemon as an example – Network Time Protocol that syncs the local servers time from the internet
# install the ntp package sudo yum install ntp # set ntpd to run on startup chkconfig ntpd on # example of some other services apache web server, mysql, to run on boot chkconfig httpd on chkconfig mysqld on
To see which scripts will run at boot, use the command
To see data for only mysqld use
chkconfig --list mysqld
The numbers you see in the –list command ( 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off ) are system run levels
You can find your current systems run level by using the command
make sure that the script you want to run has the runlevel = on in chkconfig
example, my system run level is N 5 and this is what i have for ntpd ( 5 : on )
ntpd 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off