You can make one autostartup script for ubuntu(debian) easily, and put commands to be started up automatically at boot. Here’s what you have to do:


sudo nano /etc/init.d/local.startup

You can name the new file whatever you want, but in this example i haveused local.startup. Type


#!/bin/sh

on the first line of the file.
Now type your command(s) underneath, one after the other. Now save and close and make the file executable with


sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/local.startup

Make the file to be recognized as an init script:


sudo update-rc.d local.startup defaults 80

Now when you restart you will have the commands in the file auto started.

 

2 Responses to “Howto create an autostartup script for Debian and Ubuntu systems”

  1. Stephan Beal says:

    You can also add commands by symlinking them under /etc/rc#.d, e.g.:

    cd /etc/rc2.d # 2 == runlevel 2

    ln -s /path/to/script S80script

    that will run /path/to/script when runlevel 2 is starting up.

  2. Cassiano Leal says:

    You can also just append your commands to the end of /etc/rc.local . Can’t get any easier than that:

    – Open /etc/rc.local in a text editor;
    – Type in your commands one after the other;
    – Save the file

    On the next reboot, your commands will be run.

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