So from my last two posts i have made a new /etc/init.d script and changed the permissions so we can run it.
I have tested the script by calling it by hand
This command ran my script and started the service now to make it run on boot
update-rc.d extras defaults 91
What does this mean?
update-rc.d = the application that manages the runlevel stuff
extras = the filename of my script (/etc/init.d/extras)
defaults = This tells update-rc.d that i want it to start the service when the computer starts
and stop it when the computer shutsdown (its more complex but thats close enough)
91 = is the priority that it should run at(1 – 100). This defines the order that things happen at boot (and halt) time
I have chosen 91 because i want the machine to start this service close to the end of the boot sequence.