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Old 08-11-2005, 09:48 AM   #1
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Ubuntu How to run Python script on Login?


Hi,

I'm using Ubuntu Linux, I have python script, how to start it on every login and stay running on background until log off ?

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Old 08-11-2005, 09:55 AM   #2
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For an individual user, just add it to .bash_login in your users home directory.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 01:21 AM   #3
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I open my home user folder, but there is no file at all except just a Desktop folder.

Anyway I'm mostly running script like this :

#python
>>import client
>>client.init()

how to do that? anyway can I just run the binary one without the script source ?

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Old 08-13-2005, 02:24 AM   #4
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Is there a way easily add the binary code of my python program such in windows Programs - StartUp ?

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Old 08-13-2005, 10:49 AM   #5
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First create your python script..

Then in your .bash_login (create it if it doesn't exist) just call for the script by specifying the path and the python script name... for e.g:

/path/to/your/python/script/script_name.py
 
Old 08-13-2005, 05:16 PM   #6
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what about before login

trickykid,

In the interests of pushing the envelope, what about before login? is possible to run any script at all, on boot? Say, a mp3 soundbite, before login?
 
Old 08-13-2005, 05:20 PM   #7
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Re: what about before login

Quote:
Originally posted by stabu
trickykid,

In the interests of pushing the envelope, what about before login? is possible to run any script at all, on boot? Say, a mp3 soundbite, before login?
rc.local or any of your other startup scripts you can customize..
 
Old 08-13-2005, 05:29 PM   #8
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cheers, thanks
 
Old 08-14-2005, 11:32 AM   #9
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Hi trickykid,

I'm newbie in linux, doesn't quite understand many things linux, I'm just starting migrating from windows to linux.

I'm trying to create a .bash_login file and put :

/home/user/client.py

but that doesn't working, trying to put :

python
import client
client.init()

stil doesn't working, remove the "python" line also not working (each trying logoff and login).

If I didn't misunderstand, by using .bash_login do you mean that I should use Bash Script ?
After I'm reading the web, there is special start up bash file for init the system but the name is .bash_profile not .bash_login
I'm even tried to put /home/user/client.py in .bash_profile but nothing happen.

Anyway could you please help me out by step by step on how to do it, because I'm really confuse.

Thank You
 
Old 08-16-2005, 01:19 AM   #10
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In .bash_profile , if I put python maybe it wil run it, but how can I input :

>>import client
>>client.init()

or is it really just put the path of my client.py it will working ?
because it doesn't
or maybe the path is wrong ?
I tried :

/home/user/client.py
/user/client.py

both doesn't work

Please Help Thank You
 
Old 11-13-2009, 05:36 PM   #11
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The file needs to be like this:

PHP Code:
#!/bin/bash

python /home/user/client.py 
The first line identifies it as a bash script, and then it calls python and tells it to read the python script. It probably also needs to be marked executable:

PHP Code:
~> chmod +.bash_login 
Sorry no one was able to help you with this before.

Last edited by bleargh; 11-13-2009 at 05:38 PM.
 
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Old 11-14-2009, 02:45 AM   #12
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You could also put the script invocation line in the python script like:

Code:
#! /usr/bin/python

import client
client.init()
Then set the script as executable:

Code:
chmod +x /home/user/client.py
Then you can reference it from your .bash_login, .bash_profile or .bashrc

Code:
/home/user/client.py
I don't normally use .bash_login but .bash_profile is only run for at login and .bashrc is run for every shell.

If you need your script run for all users, you can put your script in /etc/bash.bashrc, but I would read some of the comments in this file to see if it is right for your purpose.

If you are looking to have this script run at system startup. I would put the script in /usr/local/bin and then I would link to it in one of the /etc/rc#.d directories, probably /etc/rc3.d.

Code:
 sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/client.py /etc/rc3.d/K90client
Thanks
ksorge
 
Old 11-14-2009, 02:51 AM   #13
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sorry, I didn't see the original post date. I hope you have figured it out by know.

klsorge
 
Old 03-11-2012, 01:50 AM   #14
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Python Script Running

To run a simple python script in ubuntu :

# python
>>> vi test_python.py

This is the python script :

#!/usr/bin/env python -----Note : This line is mandatory-------------

""" CGI test 1 - Check server setup."""
# Check the first python script

print "Content-type: text/html"
print
print "<h1> Hello Harsh </h1>"
print "<p> This is python_test.py"
-------------END--------------------

To run a python script :

1. # python test_python.py
or
2. # chmod +x test_python.py
# ./test_python.py
 
Old 03-13-2012, 07:11 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Harsh Gupta View Post
To run a simple python script in ubuntu :

# python
>>> vi test_python.py

This is the python script :

#!/usr/bin/env python -----Note : This line is mandatory-------------

""" CGI test 1 - Check server setup."""
# Check the first python script

print "Content-type: text/html"
print
print "<h1> Hello Harsh </h1>"
print "<p> This is python_test.py"
-------------END--------------------

To run a python script :

1. # python test_python.py
or
2. # chmod +x test_python.py
# ./test_python.py
Umm, okay, but how does this relate to running one at login at the command line like the original question asked?
 
  


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