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Old 06-13-2004, 06:03 PM   #1
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Want to run a few scripts before KDE shutdown, where can I add them.


I would like to run a few scripts and or apps before the KDE 3.2 desktop shutdowns. Where can I add this at.

Thanks for everybodys help.
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Old 06-13-2004, 06:23 PM   #2
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I don't think that there's such a feature in place... what
are you trying to achieve?


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Old 06-13-2004, 06:37 PM   #3
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it'd be easier to make a $SHELL script that runs the apps you want
and then issues the shutdown command..............

of course you will have to be root to run this since the shutdown
can only be executed by $ROOT
 
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Or use sudo ;)



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Old 06-14-2004, 05:16 PM   #5
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Thats what I had in mind. Let me guess here. I would create a script here to do all my smaller scripts then name it something like scriptshutdown. Here is my guess here I would edit the file:/etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc and change this section:
[Shutdown]
HaltCmd=/sbin/poweroff
UseLilo=false

to

[Shutdown]
HaltCmd=/sbin/scriptshutdown
UseLilo=false

Of coarse I would add poweroff to the last line in the new script. I am not sure it will run a script from here or not. Would there be a better place to link the new shutdown script to. I don't know if I would use sudo here or not. If I make the script available to all it should work fine.

Here is a few things I would like to accomplish with the script. It would copy certain files like bookmarks and email to another drive for backup and be available in an event of the main drive crash. Send this output to display on the screen using xterm to show all is done. Of coarse let it pause a few seconds using ping as a pause statement. Then powerdown. Doing the script I can do fine, just don't know where to put it mostly.

Thanks for all your help Tinkster & 320mb.
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Hmmm .... I thought you wanted to do things on
logout, but you're actually talking machine shutdown :)

In this case, just add any old script you wish to run
during shutdown to rc.S (where ever it lives in your
distro).


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Old 06-16-2004, 06:36 PM   #7
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Actually during logout would be perferred. Would what was said before work for that?

Thanks for your time and help.
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