Why boot scripts in /etc

Thomas 'Balu' Walter tw at itreff.de
Wed Dec 13 08:19:24 PST 2000

+-Gerard Beekmans-(gerard at linuxfromscratch.org)-[12.12.00 20:46]:
> > I really like the way SuSE has it - they included links called rc* which
> > are in your path and can be called to restart services and such...
> for the people with the argument that if you put the scripts in /sbin you can 
> execute them easier: it takes about 20 seconds to type this command (yes I 
> timed it):

SuSE does not have the scripts in /sbin, but it has links in /sbin
called "rcdaemon" that points to "/etc/rc.d/daemon". If you just add the
init.d-dir to the path and start sshd e.g. you will start /usr/sbin/sshd
/or whereever it was installed instead of /etc/init.d


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