Would you like to learn how to enable rc.local on Ubuntu Linux? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to enable the rc.local service on Ubuntu linux version 17.

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Tutorial - Enable rc.local

On the Linux console, use the following commands to create the rc.local file and change its permission to become an executable file

# touch /etc/rc.local
# chmod 755 /etc/rc.local

After creating the rc.local file, we need to create the rc.local service configuration startup file.

# vi /etc/systemd/system/rc-local.service


Description=/etc/rc.local Compatibility


ExecStart=/etc/rc.local start



Now, let's enable the rc.local service.

# systemctl enable rc-local

As the last step, let's edit the rc.local file and add a few commands just to make sure that our test works.

# vi /etc/rc.local

echo "TEST OK" > /tmp/rc.local.status

Reboot the computer and check if the /tmp/rc.local.status file was created by the rc.local service.

# reboot
# cat /tmp/rc.local.status

If the rc.local.status file was created automatically, this means that your rc.local service is enabled.