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Run script at startup in centos7

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After installation of Centos 7 I am not able to use /etc/rc/local file

Usually I used to add my script to /etc/rc.local

$ echo /usr/bin/bash /opt/ >> /etc/rc.local*

and it used to work but not with centos anymore.

posted Aug 20, 2014 by anonymous

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rc.local is systemV whereas CentOS 7 is systemD

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You can re-enable it with this command:

systemctl enable rc-local.service

that enables the Unit /etc/systemd/system/rc-local.service

Once you are familiar with systemd it is better to create a custom Unit for your purposes rather than using old rc.local

answer Aug 20, 2014 by Salil Agrawal
One of the nice things about the rc-local.service is that you don't need to enable it with systemctl. It has a conditional check whether /etc/rc.d/rc.local is executable, and if it is, it runs it, otherwise, it ignores it. This was set up so people could basically act like they did in prior releases, and just drop executable scripts into /etc/rc.d/rc.local, and it just worked.
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