Posts tagged init

systemd: custom init script from scratch.
posted on 2015-06-29 09:35:19

This suffices to start a custom script as a system service in the background as a non-root-user:

[Unit]
Description=My service. Change This! :)
After=syslog.target network.target

[Service]
Type=simple
User=etherpad
ExecStart=<path to my application or shellscript, change me :)>

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

This is located at /etc/systemd/system/my-custom.service

Then system restart my-custom will work. Which is actually way easier than in the past. Also it happened to work better, out of the box. \ o /

upstart manual
posted on 2015-03-26 10:17:13

Ubuntu, as well as RHEL 6.6 (6.x?) use upstart for system initalization during boot up.

If you need help for creating the init scripts, see the official manual.

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