[Last Call] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

/etc/inittab file to echo a message to the console

Posted on 2006-05-14
1
Medium Priority
?
1,475 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
In the /etc/inittab file. Please let me know how to hange this file so that when
the system boots into runlevel 4, it will echo "Hello runlevel 4!" to the console.

0
Comment
Question by:jlim95
1 Comment
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
Nopius earned 150 total points
ID: 16680127
man inittab

The inittab file is composed of entries  that  are  position dependent and have the following format:
id:rstate:action:process

in your example rstate is 4
action is: 'once'
process is: /bin/echo "Hello runlevel 4!"
id is any you like, let it be: 'h4'
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Installing FreeBSD… FreeBSD is a darling of an operating system. The stability and usability make it a clear choice for servers and desktops (for the cunning). Savvy?  The Ports collection makes available every popular FOSS application and packag…
Java performance on Solaris - Managing CPUs There are various resource controls in operating system which directly/indirectly influence the performance of application. one of the most important resource controls is "CPU".   In a multithreaded…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
This video shows how to set up a shell script to accept a positional parameter when called, pass that to a SQL script, accept the output from the statement back and then manipulate it in the Shell.
Suggested Courses

834 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question