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Old 04-18-2010, 01:11 PM   #1
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Smile KDE 4 Autostart Program Bash Script to Write Autostart Bash Scripts for You!

I wrote a simple Bash script that will create autostart program scripts for you in /home/user/.kde4/Autostart. Copy and past the following code into Kwrite or other editor and then save the file as autorun in the folder /home/user/bin. Use the command "chmod u+x autorun" to make the program executable.

# A sript file to create an Autostart script for a KDE Application
# KDE autostart script file name "autorun"
# Create script file /home/user/bin/autorun
# use the command "chmod u+x autorun" to make it executable
# Written for Forums 4-18-2010
# This program is ran in the Terminal mode with normal user rights
case "$1" in
"") echo 
    echo "--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
    echo "Must Enter Program name to be Automatically Run! The File Extension .sh is assumed and should not be entered."
    echo "1) To Add a New Autostart Program.          		Syntax is: autorun program "
    echo "2) To List All Programs in Autostart.       		Syntax is: autorun -l"
    echo "3) To Delete an Existing Autostart Program. 		Syntax is: autorun -d program"
    echo "--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
    read -p "Press <enter> to exit autorun..."
    echo ;;
"-l") echo "----------------------------------------------------" 
    echo "List of Autostart files:"
    dir /home/$USER/.kde4/Autostart	
    echo "------------------------------------------------------"
    read -p "Press <enter> to exit autorun..." ;;
"-d") cd ~
      if [ "$2" != "" ] ; then
	if [ ! -f .kde4/Autostart/$ ] ; then
	  echo "---------------------------------------------"
	  echo "Autostart file: "$2".sh Does Not Exist!"
	  echo "---------------------------------------------"
	  read -p "Press <enter> to exit autorun..."
	  rm .kde4/Autostart/$
	  echo "---------------------------------------------"
	  echo "Deleted the Autostart File: "$2".sh"
	  echo "---------------------------------------------"
	  read -p "Press <enter> to exit autorun..."
 	  echo "------------------------------------------------------------------------"
	  echo "The Delete Option Must be followed by an Autostart filename to Delete!"
	  echo "                 Syntax is: autorun -d program"
	  echo "------------------------------------------------------------------------"
	  read -p "Press <enter> to exit autorun..."
      fi	;;
*)  cd ~
    echo "#!/bin/bash" > .kde4/Autostart/$
    echo $1 $2 $3 $4 >> .kde4/Autostart/$
    chmod u+x .kde4/Autostart/$
    echo "------------------------------------------------------------------"
    echo "Created Script File "/home/$USER/.kde4/Autostart/$
    echo "------------------------------------------------------------------"
    read -p "Press <enter> to exit autorun..."	;;
# End Script File
To use the program, open up a terminal session and type "autorun program" to create an autostart script file for you. Autorun allows to to create, list and delete autostart bash script files. When using a program name, it must be the actual name you must type in in the run command box, to make it work. If a program you wish to run requires options, add them to the end of your program name. Ex: autorun kwrite textfile.

Thank You,

Last edited by jdmcdaniel3; 04-27-2010 at 09:54 PM.
Old 05-03-2010, 06:17 AM   #2
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I'm sure it's useful for KDE users, thanks.


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