INIT-D-SCRIPT(5)                 File formats                 INIT-D-SCRIPT(5)

       init-d-script - interpreter for short and simple init.d scripts.

       Generic  init.d  script  framework  to  reduce  the  redundant  code in
       /etc/init.d/.  The goal is to create an init.d script  that  is  Debian
       and  LSB  compliant.  When the Debian policy conflict with the LSB, the
       Debian policy take preference.  See The LSB specification  <http://ref-
       generic/iniscrptact.html> for information about init.d scripts  in  the

       This  is a simple example on how init-d-script can be used to start and
       stop a daemon with PID file support:

       ### BEGIN INIT INFO
       # Provides:          atd
       # Required-Start:    $syslog $time $remote_fs
       # Required-Stop:     $syslog $time $remote_fs
       # Default-Start:     2 3 4 5
       # Default-Stop:      0 1 6
       # Short-Description: run at jobs
       # Description:       Debian init script to start the daemon
       #                    running at jobs.
       ### END INIT INFO

       In addition to the DAEMON setting, one can specify DESC, NAME,  PIDFILE
       (none   means   no   PID   file),   or   implement  override  functions
       do_force_reload_override,   do_reload_override,    do_restart_override,
       do_start_override,       do_start_cmd_override,       do_start_prepare,
       do_start_cleanup do_status_override, do_stop_override, do_stop_prepare,
       do_stop_cleanup and do_stop_cmd_override.

       If  the  daemon  support reloading, implement the do_reload function to
       make the init.d script recognize the reload operation as well as use it
       for the force-reload operation.

       If  DAEMON  is  'none',  the check to see if the daemon is installed is
       disabled,    and    replacement    functions     do_start_cmd_override,
       do_stop_cmd_override  and  do_status_override  functions must be imple-

       Services supporting reload should define the  do_reload  function.   If
       the  service  handle reload using a SIGUSR1 signal, the following alias
       can be used instead of implementing ones own do_reload function:

       alias do_reload=do_reload_sigusr1

              Bourne shell interpreter with implementation of init.d actions

              Location of init.d scripts.

       Not yet documented

       This manpage was written by Petter Reinholdtsen <>.

       inittab(8), service(8), update-rc.d(8).

init-d-script                     2014-02-09                  INIT-D-SCRIPT(5)
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