> Let me cite the service file here: > > [Unit] > Description=/etc/rc.d/rc.local Compatibility > ConditionFileIsExecutable=/etc/rc.d/rc.local > After=network.target > > [Service] > Type=forking > ExecStart=/etc/rc.d/rc.local start > TimeoutSec=0 > RemainAfterExit=yes > > I basically don't understand two things here: > > 1. What makes it run? Sure, when I make /etc/rc.d/rc.local executable, > it runs. But for all I know, for it to run some other service must > pull in it as a dependency. Am I wrong? It will be run according to the status of the rc-local service - i.e. what does systemctl status rc-local say. It's enabled by default, but it only runs if rc.local is executable (as defined in the [Unit] section). > > 2. Why Type=forking? Err, because it forks! (i.e. it can leave processes running after the script has finished executing.) P.