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Old 01-21-2007, 05:37 AM   #1
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How do I run a command at every boot


Hi. How do I run a command every time linux starts?. I want to run it as root.
 
Old 01-21-2007, 05:46 AM   #2
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Depends a bit what you want to do, but you could add a line to crontab such as:

@reboot command_goes_here

using crontab -e as root
 
Old 01-21-2007, 05:50 AM   #3
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I want to start the g15daemon. I'm able to start in manually in the konsole with the command g15 daemon
 
Old 01-21-2007, 06:05 AM   #4
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Or you could add the command into /etc/rc.local
 
Old 01-21-2007, 06:21 AM   #5
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OR add the command to your*home*folder/.bash_profile if running for certain users.
 
Old 01-21-2007, 12:07 PM   #6
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The cron option is probably the most portable and future proof from what I gather. If "upstart" takes over the init scripts, crontab, at and all the rest of that kludge of commands the crontab interface will still be supported as a front end; so the developers have pledged.

Is there a cron representation for @boot + 5 minutes? I'm just curious. It would help keep boot time down.

Regards, Tintenfisch
 
Old 01-21-2007, 03:13 PM   #7
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Problem solved Thanks
 
Old 01-21-2007, 04:29 PM   #8
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Now Black Hawk, we are glad you solved it, but how?? Can you leave the solution here so that others can benefit from it.
 
Old 02-13-2007, 02:04 PM   #9
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I just added "g15daemon" to /etc/rc.local
 
Old 11-16-2008, 09:18 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tischbein View Post
The cron option is probably the most portable and future proof from what I gather. If "upstart" takes over the init scripts, crontab, at and all the rest of that kludge of commands the crontab interface will still be supported as a front end; so the developers have pledged.

Is there a cron representation for @boot + 5 minutes? I'm just curious. It would help keep boot time down.

Regards, Tintenfisch

Any one tell where to install the command other than rc.local the above messages said ok do this and that exactly provide the path and filename that will be good.

same i want to put cron job i.e the command

crontab myjobs.cron

myjobs.cron file content is

* 20 * * * halt

daily at 8 in the night my system should shutdown if iam not infront of the system or leave the system. So, where to put the command

crontab myjobs.cron

to run daily

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