Can a Perl script be started at system boot?
Can a Perl script be started at system boot (via the typical /sbin/rc3.d soft link, etc.)? This is Compaq UNIX. Or, does this require a log-in and env set-up to use the Perl bin?
What about when dealing with a custom vendor shell script that starts a GUI app? I want it to auto-start at system re-boot.
Normally, one would:
- log-in a UNIX account
- cd to dir containing script to launch app
- run script to start app
- You can certainly start this from inittab. Here is the format you should follow:
Put in respawn if you want to make sure it comes back to life if it dies.
This was first published in July 2003