How can I run a daemon with custom parameters

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I am wondering how I can run a daemon, in this case NTP, with custom parameters. For example in my Ubuntu PC I observe that I've got ntpd running this way: $ ps aux | grep ntpd ntp 5936 ... 0:00 /usr/sbin/ntpd -p /var/run/ntpd.pid -g -u 119:127 You may notice that -g parameter. But in my Gentoo PC I run the same command and I can observe that the ntp daemon is not running with that -g parameter and I want to add it! Is this a distribution specific issue? How can I handle this? (HowTos)