Re: editing /etc/init.d
> I need to edit a script in /etc/init.d to allow a program, which I
> haven't been able to get to run, to log what is happening.
> So far I've not touched this area and find the manpage for
> 'update-rc.d' a little confusing. The script to be edited is linked
> to /etc/rc0/ .... /etc/rc6/ (as defaults with runlevels and
> sequence code). Do I need to remove all of these links with -f,
> so running 'update rc.d -f xxxxxx defaults' ?
> I presume I could run the same command with -n instead of -f
> just to have a 'look-see' -but I'm wary of touching something I
> don't yet understand. In any event this seems too simple.
I do not understand why would you mess with update-rc.d.
If I wanted to have some already existent /etc/init.d script echo some
messages or write them to a file I would add the right commands to the script.
I might have save the original script before changing it. But all those
actions have nothing to do with update-rc.d.
update-rc.d (or any other method that was mentioned here) might be handy for
example when you want a program to start at boot time AND it is not done so by
defualt. Yet if you couldn't get such a program to run then messing with the
/etc/init.d scripts seems to me premature.
I hope I make sense. Perhaps you should post more details about what your
> Would someone be good enough to advise me.
> Thanks, John.
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