This question is ALL over ubuntu, with MODS saying its duplicate, but I have found no good answers!

I want to run the command, (this will work for script as well)

sudo service deluged restart

at boot after everything is done, IE: last thing to run

I first found this post, marked duplicate

Auto Run a command at startup

Which seth blocked from future help and linked to this post

Start Applications at startup

First off, I run a server, not a desktop (Which is what the linked "duplicate" guide shows you), so I can only use CLI based guides. Second those are 2 different questions.

Then there is this post

Run a command at startup

Marked as duplicate and linked to this question which may answer his specific question, but does not answer the question, run a command at boot.

Why isn't my upstart service starting on system boot?

Anyway, there is more!, but what I am getting at is I know what I want is just ONE example of how to do this via CLI and simple. I am not a coder, but I can read code and edit it to suit my needs and understand it, i just can't create it so to speak.

As another mod (takkat) has said, this is a duplicate of a question relating to

how to enable to disable services but again my point is that this post, i am using

sudo service deluged restart

as an example on how to run a command/script at boot, not troubleshooting why a service is not runnnig. While rc.local may serve as a dirty fix for a problem i have, deluge web-ui auto connect it can be used in a lot of other situations.

please try to answer the question directly, not give me links to what you think might help, and if it is a duplicate then link to a cli guide that covers HOW TO RUN A COMMAND/SCRIPT AT BOOT, because CLI guides can be used by both desktop and server users of Ubuntu.

  • Running an application (aka service) at boot is nicely elaborated here: askubuntu.com/questions/19320/how-to-enable-or-disable-services - Note that running a daemon on booting is different from running an application at login. – Takkat Aug 6 '15 at 8:15
  • this post has nothing specific to daemons at boot, this applies to anything, the comannd could be sudo chmod 777 /home/user/sharedfiles/ -R the point is that it is broad, run ANY script or command after boot – FreeSoftwareServers Aug 6 '15 at 10:48
  • the issue that started this is unrelated to the question, the command I wanted to run at boot.. sudo service deluged restart, it was just an example – FreeSoftwareServers Aug 6 '15 at 10:49
  • The link how to run scripts at startup has the answer I was looking for but it is a different question. My question is that I only needed to run a single command. But thanks for linking to a proper answer! There are multiple good options in that post – FreeSoftwareServers Aug 8 '15 at 2:38

rc.local has solved this for me, and although I have read is outdated But kept around for compatibility, if somebody has the updated, but JUST AS SIMPLE answer, please share as I will update my server.

sudo nano /etc/rc.local

and I tried adding both

# By default this script does nothing.

sudo service deluged restart

exit 0

the first, i created a script in /home/donut/deluge.sh

with JUST

sudo service deluged restart

the second I just pasted the command right into rc.local

The second works fine for me, but if you have a long script, or a script you want to change a lot without editing rc.local, then the first option is for you.


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