[CentOS] Startup script woes

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 13:54:52 UTC 2009

Robert Bielik wrote:
> Ok, I think I'm going nuts. I simply want to startup a Java Service like so:
> daemon --pidfile=$PIDFILE --user $USER "cd $WORKING_DIR && /usr/bin/java $DAEMON_ARGS >/dev/null 2>&1 &"
> I can get it to startup alrite, but the litte "thingy" is that I have no way of getting the process ID of the
> started service to put in the PIDFILE, in order for me to later on be able to stop the service.
> (I can have up to 5 of these Java services running, each needing a different pidfile).
> This is a BREEZE to do in Debian/Ubuntu with start-stop-daemon!
> Please help!

The straightforward way would be to give each of your services a different name 
(service-a, service-b, etc) so you would have different init file instances, 
different pid file names, and can specify the appropriate arguements to each 

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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