Tag Archive: Shell Script

Embedded Linux: How to run a shell script at startup on Hisilicon’s Hi3518?

I am now developing on a Hisilicon’s chip, Hi3518E. The Linux kernal is built and compiled from the code of the SDK provided by Hisilicon. Thus, I think what I am going to say is also valid for other chips from Hisilicon.

I have studied Hi3518 for a few months. I now want to load some drives and programs at startup automatically so I spent some time to figure out how to do it on this chip. First of all, since I needed to run a set of commands, I wrote a Shell Script to organize all the commands together. Thus,I can run them all when I run the script once. Then, put the script into startup. I am not going to talk about how to write a Shell script as I don’t really know much about it.

0. Basic Knowledge

/etc/init.d/ : init.d is a folder for containing Unix/Linux Shell Scripts. If you enabled init.d in your kernal, the system will load and run the scripts placing here when it turns on. In common, all the init scripts of the services needed in a system are placed in this folder. So, you should find it on almost every Linux.
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