In HP-UX versions 10.0 and later, you cannot edit commands in the /etc/rc file, so the System Administrator must create a script that executes when the operating system starts or shuts down.

For more information about rc (1M), see the HP-UX manual page. You can model your script after the HP-UX template file /sbin/init.d/template.

After creating the start-up and shutdown script, place it in the directory /sbin/init.d. Execution scripts placed in this directory have symbolic links to directories /sbin/rcn.d where n is the system run level. The linked scripts in /sbin/rcn.d are used to control the sequencing order of the execution scripts.