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Oracle Linux: How To Write A Custom Script Compatible With The systemd(1) Daemon (Doc ID 2173970.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 20, 2022

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.2 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [3.8.13] and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The systemd(1) facility replaces the older System-V initialization scripts from earlier releases.  The systemd(1) is an event-driven facility which allows non-dependent subsystems to be started, controlled, or stopped in parallel.  Here we explain how to add a custom script to the systemd(1) facility.


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In this Document
 Write And Debug The Custom Script
 The script must be executable
 Describe The Custom Script To systemd(1)
 Place The Service File Into The Expected Service Collection Directory
Enable The Script For Future Reboots
 For Further Reading

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