Run a script on Startup / Shutdown in Linux

Hi all, Been a long time! I’ll try to be more regular from now on. Here’s a simple post on how to add a script to your system startup or shutdown

Write a script. Lets call it

Now, to start the script on startup -

update-rc.d -f start 99 2 3 4 5 .

- start is the argument given to the script (start, stop).
- 99 is the start order of the script (1 = first one, 99= last one)
- 2 3 4 5 are the runlevels to start

Dont forget the dot at the end

Start my_script on shutdown and reboot :

# update-rc.d -f start 90 0 6 .

Stop my_script on halt and reboot :

# update-rc.d -f reboot 90 0 6 .

That’s all. Have fun!

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25 Responses to Run a script on Startup / Shutdown in Linux

  1. Kumar says:

    “Write a script. Lets call it”
    bit more in how to write,may be useful for new commers,like me.

  2. One says:

    Also I think you should explain that this script must be in /etc/init.d for the commands to work, I think. And you have to execute the commands and the placing of the file on /etc/init.d as root.

  3. VIKAS says:

    command not found in RHEL 5.3 :(

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  5. ivalo says:

    I was wondering if the last command was incorrect.
    # update-rc.d -f reboot 90 0 6 .
    Does the “reboot” argument exist in this context?
    Shouldn’t the command be like
    # update-rc.d -f stop 90 0 6 .

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