How to Execute a Command or a Script on system Startup or Reboot

Being a Linux system admin or even a general Linux user you might be required to run some commands or scripts at a regular interval or at a needed time. We use crontab to accomplish these tasks amp we have already discussed Crontab in our tutorial. But how can we execute a command or script on system startup or after a reboot.

Well there are two ways we can execute a command or script on system startup or after a reboot.

1- using etcrc.local file.

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Also Read Scheduling CRON Jobs with Crontab for Beginners.

Lets discuss both these methods one by one.

This is my go-to method when I need to execute a command or script on system startup. To execute a command on startup open the file etcrc.local.


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