Create Init startup script in Linux

I have a java executable (.jar) file for which i want to create a linux script for starting,restarting,checking the status and stopping it.  

Currently, the jar file is started with something like
"nohup java -jar mydaemon.jar </dev/null> log/daemonlog.log 2>&1 &".

I want to be able to start with something like
start mydaemon
stop mydaemon
status mydaemon
restart mydaemon


The daemon runs on Centos.
Laolu OlapegbaTeam Lead Business Application DevelopmentAsked:
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Nick UpsonPrincipal Operations EngineerCommented:
depends upon which version of centos you are using, if its 5. something then the existing scripts are in /etc/init.d

copy one and adjust the contents to include your commandline

you can then do "service mydeamon start|stop|etc"
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