Passing arguments to a script started through Ubuntu Upstart

Writing by on Thursday, 9 of October , 2014 at 5:54 pm

If you’re trying to use the –exec option and need to pass in arguments, then you would need to use — to let –exec know that these are arguments to the script that needs to be executed.

# No arguments passed to
exec start-stop-daemon –start –exec python

# Arguments (-i $PARAM) passed to
exec start-stop-daemon –start –exec python — -i $PARAM

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