How to confirm services-start script was called?

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RT-AC86U, Merlin 386.1_2.

I want LAN port (eth1 - eth4) to be disabled after router reboot. I did the following:
1) "Enable JFFS custom scripts and configs" was set to "yes".
2) Created services-start and disablelan scripts in /jffs/scripts directory. Make the script executable.

The scripts work fine if I run them from CLI. However, they didn't seem to work if I reboot the router with "reboot" command (i.e. eth1 - eth4 was not disabled after reboot). What did I do wrong? Thanks!

[email protected]:/jffs/scripts# ls -l
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin root 77 Mar 10 20:57 disablelan
-rwxr-xr-x 1 admin root 59 Mar 10 21:15 services-start
[email protected]:/jffs/scripts#

[email protected]:/jffs/scripts# cat services-start
# Disable LAN port 1-4
[email protected]:/jffs/scripts#

[email protected]:/jffs/scripts# cat disablelan
ifconfig eth1 down
ifconfig eth2 down
ifconfig eth3 down
ifconfig eth4 down
[email protected]:/jffs/scripts#


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# grep services-start /tmp/syslog.log*
/tmp/syslog.log:May  5 01:05:15 custom_script: Running /jffs/scripts/services-start
/tmp/syslog.log-1:May  5 01:05:14 custom_script: Running /jffs/scripts/services-start
/tmp/syslog.log-1:May  5 01:05:14 custom_script: Running /jffs/scripts/services-start
You can also add a line like touch /tmp/00services-startDONE at the end of the script to prove it ran. If you see the file in /tmp afterwards, you know it ran.

Put #!/bin/sh at the top of the disablelan script.
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Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Executed scripts are logged into the system log.

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