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Re: debug boot script

On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 04:43:58PM +0800, ray wrote:
> I want to debug an init cript in /etc/rcS.d That script outputs some
> messages using echo, so the messages should be printed to the stdout. I
> guess the redirect mechanism provided by shell is supposed to work in order
> to grab these messages into a file. To verify it, I created a test script in
> /etc/rcS.d, writing the content as below:
> echo "hello" > /tmp/message
> But when I boot up the system, nothing happened. Can somebody give me any
> hint?

The root filesystem is probably still read-only at this stage.

One useful tool for debugging shell scripts: adding 'set -x' to them in
various places (to start running them in trace mode).

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