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How can i run shell script every time my system boot ( start up ) in linux (RHEL 5)?

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echo /path/to/script.sh >> /etc/rc.local

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As dyasny said, you can add the script call to your /etc/rc.local.

Another (cleaner) way would be to write an init script for it, place it in /etc/init.d/yourservice and add rc links to it (I don't remember which command does that on RHEL5) so that it gets started in the right position during boot and stopped during halt (if necessary).

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the command is chkconfig I guess :) –  dyasny Feb 3 '10 at 10:10
Yep thanks. I'm more of a update-rc.d guy ;-) –  ℝaphink Feb 3 '10 at 11:18
But update-rc.d doesn't accept arbitrary scripts. They have to be "LSB-compliant" or whatever. –  user38334 Oct 10 '11 at 21:27
@user38334: You wish, really... –  ℝaphink Oct 11 '11 at 8:23
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