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I'm a complete Linux beginner who wrote his first little script.
I'm writing an 'installer' for it (so I can share it with friends) and I'm wandering if there is a universal method to add it to autostart in all Linux distributions.
I was thinking about cron/crontab but it's not the best choice, as writing an uninstaller which removes a specific line from crontab is out of my league. I'd rather copy a *.desktop file to autostart folders and then be able to remove them.
BTW do you have to put *.desktop files in ~/.config/autostart in Ubuntu, but ~/.kde/Autostart in Kubuntu even if they are shell scripts?
It's not GUI, its a shell script which uses wget. I want to run it at startup - it downloads a single file - e.g. a to do list.
It's fine when I run the script by hand but it fails if I run it automatically at startup. It seems that wget starts before the network connection is established. How can I put some kind of sleep function on it? It would be great if it could check if there is a Internet connection available and the run the script.