The init.d directory contains a number of start/stop scripts for various services on your system.

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Different results of 'ps aux | grep x' if entered manually and done via script

It was probably a bad method, but I was running ps aux | grep x | wc -l as part of the if statement in a script. When I ran this from the command line as a regular user, the result would be 1 if the ...
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sudo service apache2 restart: already running

As the title says, when I run sudo service apache2 restart, the message returned says that Apache is already running. However, the service is stopped (if milliseconds later). If I run sudo service ...
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Can't start, stop, or interface with SSH service

Having really bizarre behavior with ssh. I have the ssh-server running fine, configured ufw (firewall) fine as well. However, it seems I can't manage ssh as a service or through /etc/init.d/ssh. I ...
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Why does my init.d script show up under --status-all, but I can't otherwise control it?

I get the following (truncated) output from --status-all $ service --status-all [..] [ - ] ossec [ - ] ossec-hids-authd [..] But I can't access it through service: $ service status ...
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“A start job is running for /etc/rc.local Compatibility”: how to fix?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu Vivid (15.04) today, and after the restart I experienced a very long boot process. My laptop usually boots in 5 seconds or less, and now it hadn't finished even after a few ...
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Problems starting plexmediaserver on Kubuntu 15.04

I have recently installed plexmediaserver 64-bit from the plex site on my Kubuntu 15.04 laptop and am unable to start. I believe it is in the change from how init scripts work? If you look at the ...
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Run the script with screen

I write a script to run p2pool. I can not understand how to add a run through the "screen -dmS"? #! /bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: p2pool start # Required-Start: ...
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How do I configure Apache to run multiple instances?

Specifically, I have two httpd.conf files: /etc/apache2/httpd.conf /etc/apache2/httpd_2.conf How should I modify the /etc/init.d/apache2 script so that instances of Apache will be invoked for both ...
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How to create init.d startup script

I just want to run a very simple command on startup. How can I do that? I've searched google and it has very complicated examples, but what I need is just run this script on startup. How can I do ...
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How do I set up a service?

I have a script that I would like to run as a service on my Ubuntu Server 11.04 headless box. That is, I want to have the correct files under /etc/init.d/ and to be able to control it via the service ...
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live555ProxyServer as daemon service

I would like to make live555ProxyServer as a daemon service which would start each time my pc reboots. How do I properly implement start and stop in init.d script file? This is what I have right now ...
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Is init.d “safe” enough to use or should i use `runit` or `daemontools` on a server

I am looking to deploy my application on a server on which I would have no access in the future. I would like to have an indication of start-up errors generated by my program in particular and the ...
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Ubuntu openvpn daemon

I've installed openvpn client in to my ubuntu I've downloaded my cerfification files and I was also able to set up client config file. When I start open vpn from terminal like so openvpn --config ...
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Cannot find log of application started through init.d script

I have created a .deb package of my scala application using sbt. I have successfully installed the application and am able to run it properly. Now, I want to start my application on system startup. ...
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How to automatically restart Tomcat7 on system reboots?

I have installed Tomcat 7 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS which run on an Amzon EC2 instance. Now I wish tomcat should restart automatically on system reboot. I read this blog which suggest adding below script to ...
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What is the difference between /etc/init/ and /etc/init.d/?

What is the difference between /etc/init/ and /etc/init.d/? More generally, what meaning does the .d suffix convey to a directory?
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Problems updating plexmediaserver on Ubuntu 15.04

I followed the guidelines in this post - @ - but it seems that this has brought about a new problem, I can no longer update plex due to the error "E: The package plexmediaserver needs to be ...
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haproxy doesn't start

Installed a new Ubuntu 10.04 server and logging in as root I installed haproxy using apt-get. I can run haproxy directly as a daemon but when I do /etc/init.d/haproxy start nothing happens.. not even ...
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What startup system does ubuntu use?

i've seen several ways to add programs or daemons to startup in Ubuntu 12.04 but I am kind of perturbed with the meaning of each method, basically because i dont understand the underlying startup ...
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How do I stop transmission-daemon?

How do I stop transmission-daemon? I've ran sudo /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon stop and after a while I get confirmation that it completed [ OK ]: greg@VManage:~$ sudo ...
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script wont execute after boot raspberrian os [closed]

I have created the following script: myserver.sh /home/pi/Downloads/ngrok http -subdomain=anewdomain 80 which i have place inside init.d folder. My problem is that it will not be executed after ...
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Command to list services that start on startup?

Is there a command to list services that run on startup? I imagine it would involve parsing /etc/init.d/, and the various /etc/rc.* directories.
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How do I create a script to restart a service every two hours? [duplicate]

I want to make a simple init.d file that makes it possible for me to reset a trial service that I'm using. I am currently using CodeSys and the startup script cuts me off after 2 hours, so I need to ...
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How to prevent Tor from starting automatically on Ubuntu server?

How do I stop Tor from starting automatically on startup? It is Ubuntu Server so I don't have any GUI.
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Accidentally deleted my /etc/init.d folder from system

I know this is really bad, but I have accidentally deleted the init.d folder from my system. I am using VMWare player to load Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Now my system is not starting properly. I don't have CD ...
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init.d script + upstart help/advice

I have written up a Shell init.d script named "My_first_initd_script". The script works great when I run it from the /etc/init.d/ -working in the foreground. I would like to ...
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Init file in init.d calls using sudo in script.sh give error sudo: no tty present and no askpass program specified

I an trying to make a script that launches on boot to connect to my personal VPN. I have an init file: /etc/init.d/vpnstartup which calls my vpnon.sh script on boot with the commands: case "$1" in ...
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How does the Ubuntu boot process work?

I have read many articles about the Linux boot process. As I understand the Linux boot process is something like this : BIOS (UEFI) → MBR → grub → Kernel → init What I really don't understand ...
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Init.d code not quite working

The filtered out data from a MQTT live stream is dumped into a csv file named mqtt.csv and the dumping process is done by executor_start_up_job.txt which is written in BASH (has a shebang). I want to ...
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How do I set which PostgreSQL version is to be used by default?

I have 2 different versions of PostgreSQL installed on my system (Ubuntu Lucid): /var/lib/postgresql/8.4 /var/lib/postgresql/9.0 By default, when I run a PostgreSQL command such as createdb or ...
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How to restart colord

A tiff security update came out today for 12.04 and colord is still running with the older shared library # lsof -n | grep DEL | grep /lib colord 3454 colord DEL REG ...
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PHP & Init script

I've written a php job handler for mediawiki. The script will spawn 4 PHP processes (Scanner, and three workers). youri@pewpew:~$ ps -aux | grep php www-data 1579 0.5 0.2 263888 12752 ? SN ...
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Can't start mysql - mysql respawning too fast, stopped

Today I did a fresh install of ubuntu 12.04 and went about setting up my local development environment. I installed mysql and edited /etc/mysql/my.cnf to optimise InnoDB but when I try to restart ...
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Init.d startup script not working for No-IP

I have just installed No-IP on a brand new Ubuntu 12.04 install. The program starts fine when I start it from the CLI, but if I try to make this startup script work it won't start. I got this script ...
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How to get rid of cloud-init?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 image as my base box for vagrant. Unfortunately this base box contains cloud-init which causes many problems during starting-up the machine: ...
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list all services

There are two ways you could do this service --status-all. The other way is to do initctl list. I would like to know the difference. some services like mysql do not show up in initctl list, and some ...
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Problem with NIS configuration

I tried to configure NIS in a server and a client both running Ubuntu 14.04 following this guide and this official guide. After a reboot the client machine got locked with this message several times ...
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Deluged Upstart not starting [duplicate]

Setting up a new ubuntu server installation (14.04.1), I have been completely unable to get deluge to start as a daemon at system startup. Originally tried following this set of instructions: ...
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What could cause “Waiting for network configuration” + 2 minutes unskippable hanging at boot when no network interfaces are configured?

After installation of a bunch of unknown programs (the program causing the problem must have been in the long list of dependencies, /var/log/dpkg.log contains > 38000 entries for the relevant dates) ...
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Which package provides the Postgresql init scipt?

If I haven't got /etc/init.d/postgresql file in what package could I find it?
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Start script on boot up?

I want to run a script when the system starts. The script is: #!/bin/bash gnome-terminal --tab -t "MyPC" -e "sh -c 'nohup firefox & nohup gedit & bash'" --tab -t "MYPC2" -e "sh -c 'ls -al;ls; ...
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Running service spacenavd start not same as /etc/init.d/spacenavd start

I have an application which makes use of a 3dconnexion space mouse. It works fine when using the spacenavd daemon however I'm having issues getting the daemon to run at boot or as a service. $ sudo ...
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gmote server as a daemon service

I need some help to set G mote Server as a daemon so that it can start at the boot of my system. I'm using lubuntu latest version. I alreay tried to write a script into /etc/init.d using skeleton as a ...
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Pure-FTPd with virtual users

I recently setup a pure-ftpd server, and I'm wondering about how I would include virtual users within the service. I would normally have to run the program with -l puredb:/etc/pureftpd.pdb. How would ...
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How to start a VM on boot, and shutdown on VM stop?

Long story short... I had to install a small server app running in a VM on one of this company's PC. Both computers are running Windows XP (with legacy softwares, so upgrading is not possible), and ...
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How to create a directory in /var/run on startup?

I need to create a non-root owned directory in /var/run that a startup script in /etc/init.d will use. What is the proper way achieve this? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.
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Dual booting thwarted by rogue keyboard presses?

End goal: successfully dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, both are already installed and working. I just can't get to the bootloader (I think it's called) to choose to go back to my Windows ...
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dnsmasq starting before eth0 is ready and therefore not binding

I have setup dnsmasq on ubuntu 14.04. The dnsmasq part works fine. However on boot, dnsmasq runs BEFORE eth0 is up. This causes dnsmasq to not respond to queries on eth0. In syslog I can see dnsmasq ...
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Celeryd not running at startup

I ran sudo update-rc.d celeryd defaults All good. I ran: /etc/init.d/celeryd start All good. I restart machine. All bad. sudo /etc/init.d/celeryd status celeryd not running (no ...
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Ubuntu equivalent of CentOS success / failure

A lot of services in CentOS look like this (except green and red, respectively): $ sudo service blah start Starting blah: [ OK ] $ sudo service notrunning stop Stopping notrunning: ...