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Add a startup script to your Unix or Linux box

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How to add a new startup script to your typically System V-based Linux distribution or Unix system...
Before running startup scripts, the bootstrap process of getting a kernel loaded and a file system mounted have to take place. I'm not going to go into that. After the kernel is loaded and a file system mounted, the first process started is usually the init program. This is true on the Debian laptop I am writing this article on. The init process has a process ID of 1. It is the First Process. A good way to see this is to run pstree on your Unix system. This what it looks like on my laptop.
[The original article has gone offline and the link has been changed to point to a working page. -Ed.]
 read more | mail this link | score:7807 | -Ray, December 9, 2004 (Updated: March 20, 2007)
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