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Adding and removing service at system start-up Ubuntu

Adding and removing a script at system start-up is quite easy.

1. Adding a script at system start-up:
You need first to have a script. We make one by adding a file at /etc/init.d/

sudo nano /etc/init.d/our_script

Now add this lines:

sudo /usr/local/bin/your_program

Exit editor and make it executable:

sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/our_script

Now we adding it to system services:

sudo update-rc.d our_script defaults

2.Removing the script from system start-up:

We make our script non-executable:

sudo chmod -x /etc/init.d/our_script

Now we can delete the file if we don't plan of using it anymore:

sudo rm /etc/init.d/our_script

And remove it from system start-up:

sudo update-rc.d -f our_script remove

Resources: UbuntuBootupHowto


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