The init.d directory contains a number of start/stop scripts for various services on a Linux system.

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startpar process left hanging when starting processes from rc.local or init.d

I have a peculiar issue when starting ongoing(service-like) processes from either full blown init.d script (SysV style) or a simple one-line call from rc.local file like so: su someuser -c "/home/...
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stop apache from asking for SSL password each restart [duplicate]

Using instructions from this site but varying them just a little i created a CA using -newca, i copied cacert.pem to my comp and imported as trusted issuer in IE. I then did -newreq and -sign (note: i ...
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What's the easiest way to make my old init script work in systemd?

I don't want to do the right thing by creating a new systemd script, I just want my old init script to work again now that I've upgraded my system to an OS that's using systemd. I've briefly ...
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Run nginx as a non-root user

I followed this process to installing nginx on my Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Server http://library.linode.com/web-servers/nginx/installation/ubuntu-10.04-lucid I got lost after the point of creating an init ...
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Starting a script as another user

I've created a script in /etc/init.d/ which has to run several other scripts from other (non-root privileged) users from their home directories, as if they started them. I launch these scripts with:...
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How to restart postgresql 8.4 on Debian Squeeze when there are no clusters defined?

How to restart postgresql 8.4 on Debian Squeeze? /etc/init.d/postgresql stop/start/restart does nothing (no output given).
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Call to daemon in a /etc/init.d script is blocking, not running in background

I have a Perl script that I want to daemonize. Basically this perl script will read a directory every 30 seconds, read the files that it finds and then process the data. To keep it simple here ...
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Providing normal users(non-root) with initialization and shutdown auto-run capabilities

I'm hosting an experimental/testing Linux box, running Debian Wheezy 7.4.0 distribution. Different users log into the machine over ssh to their accounts and are allowed to run the development tools ...
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PATH issues for init.d scripts on startup

I have a simple script that starts up a unicorn instance (on Ubuntu 12.04LTS). #!/bin/sh case "$1" in start) echo "starting" cd /path && bundle exec unicorn -c /path/config/...
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Standard or best way to keep alive process started by init.d

I'm looking for a standard way or best practice to keep a daemon started by an init.d shell script alive. Or even better, is there a way to keep it alive directly from /etc/init.d? Specifically, I ...
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Getting shell script to run as a daemon on CentOS?

EDIT: For some reason half of my post got truncated, not sure what happened. I will update soon and will post that it is updated here at the top. EDIT: I have updated the post again, sorry for the ...
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How to conform to update-rc.d with LSB standard?

This is a migrated question from stackoverflow, as I was told, this is the place for it to be. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2263567/how-to-conform-to-update-rc-d-with-lsb-standard I have set ...
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Ubuntu/Linux: how are startup parameters typically defined for startup scripts (sysvinit)?

I'm curious as to what's the standard method of telling a startup script to execute with certain parameters. For instance with MySQL, there's my.cnf, and from what I can tell, the startup parameters ...
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Which services to disable on a CentOs 5.8 web/database server?

I have just setup my CentOS 5.8 64 [final] server as a webserver. Specs: 2x E5620 Intel CPU, DDR3 RAM, Hardware Adaptec RAID 10, 4x SAS drives. I have installed myself: Nginx PHP-FPM MySQL [...
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Strange behaviour starting process with init script

I'm seeing some strange behaviour when starting a process with an init script. Most likely I am doing something stupid, but perhaps someone could let me know what might cause this behaviour: [...
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Backup broken PostgreSQL 8.4 without pg_dump

So. I have a problem. PostgreSQL 8.4 won't start or restart without any output given. But it worked for 3 monthes until hosting provider doesn't rebooted server. Now it is completly broken. It wan't ...
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Why is there a /etc/init.d/mysql file on this Slackware machine? How could it have gotten there? [closed]

A client of my IT-consulting service owns a web-development shop. He's been having problems with a Slackware 12.0 server running MySQL 5.0.67. The machine was set up by the client's sysadmin, who left ...
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I have two Mysql servers running on Centos7 . both using different ports. have to manually boot on start.

I need help . mysql on port 3306 and mysql2 on port 3307. I copied my.cnf to my2.cnf I added the following in my2.cnf: datadir=/var/lib/mysql2 port=3307 cp /etc/init.d/mysql /etc/init.d/mysql2 ...