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NAME

       initscript - script that executes inittab commands.

SYNOPSIS

       /bin/sh /etc/initscript id runlevels action process

DESCRIPTION

       When  the  shell script /etc/initscript is present, init will use it to
       execute the commands from inittab.  This script  can  be  used  to  set
       things like ulimit and umask default values for every process.

EXAMPLES

       This is a sample initscript, which might be installed on your system as
       /etc/initscript.sample.

              #
              # initscript   Executed by init(8) for every program it
              #              wants to spawn like this:
              #
              #              /bin/sh /etc/initscript <id> <level> <action> <process>
              #

                # Set umask to safe level, and enable core dumps.
                umask 022
                ulimit -c 2097151
                PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin
                export PATH

                # Increase the hard file descriptor limit for all processes
                # to 8192.  The soft limit is still 1024, but any unprivileged
                # process can increase its soft limit up to the hard limit
                # with "ulimit -Sn xxx" (needs a 2.2.13 or later Linux kernel).
                ulimit -Hn 8192

                # Execute the program.
                eval exec "$4"

NOTES

       This script is not meant as startup script for daemons or somesuch.  It
       has nothing to do with a rc.local style script. It’s just a handler for
       things executed from /etc/inittab. Experimenting  with  this  can  make
       your system un(re)bootable.

FILES

       /etc/inittab, /etc/initscript.

AUTHOR

       Miquel van Smoorenburg ,<miquels@cistron.nl>

SEE ALSO

       init(8), inittab(5).

                                 July 10, 2003                   INITSCRIPT(5)