On 14.04.2019 14:11, Robert Elz wrote: > The single rc.local no longer really has a purpose - it was never really > very useful anyway (because there was, and still is, no reasonable way > to use it to run 2 different commands that need to be started at different > times.) Anyone who uses it (I suspect that's a far smaller subset of > sites than you might think) should migrate to individual rc.d scripts > for individual commands. > Well, sometimes I find it useful to put there throw away startup scripts. And not always every setup is worth the time to fix properly. For example once I was mounting a file as a block device as I had to fixup partition layout and didn't want to reinstall/repartition system properly. Another benefit of rc.local(8) is that it's possible to inject there cleanly first-boot/all-boot commands from preprocessed distribution image. Other people certainly find their own use-cases. Please keep it there, same with rc.shutdown(8).
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