Please make /etc/rc.local non-executable by default

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at
Thu Nov 15 12:18:34 GMT 2018

On Thu, 15 Nov 2018, Dmitry Bogatov wrote:

> I tend to agree. Dear co-maintainers, do you have objections? Any

I do have an objection — a veto even.

Installation instructions throughout the world say that “add the
following script lines to /etc/rc.local”. None of them says to
add the +x bit, and that’s arcane anyway (in BSD, rc.local is
run even without the +x bit set).

I would be massively surprised if I installed a system, added
something to rc.local, and it were not run.

So, don’t do that.

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