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Old 05-26-2005, 02:17 PM   #1
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How to run my cron command ?


Hi LQ,
I have a cron command to run everytime my pc is starting,
but it gives an error message "Error opening terminal: unknown."
What do i have to do ?
Regards,
Pierre
 
Old 05-26-2005, 02:38 PM   #2
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How are you using cron to do this?

Can you tell us what the command is?
 
Old 05-26-2005, 02:43 PM   #3
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Sorry about this,

I am using webmin to do this. ( easier for a noob like me )
Command is /usr/bin/btlaunchmanycurses /myfolder/

When lauching the command manually, it is ok.
I just want the command to be started every startup, if possible.

Last edited by Tanc; 05-26-2005 at 02:45 PM.
 
Old 05-26-2005, 02:55 PM   #4
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Why are you using cron to do this if you only want it to run at boot?

If you are using a curses program it will need a terminal to run in.
 
Old 05-26-2005, 03:10 PM   #5
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I have no screen on this computer, that's why i want to run that script .

Probably a stupid question , but is it then possible to run a terminal then the above script at boot automatically ?
 
Old 05-28-2005, 10:10 AM   #6
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You could use screen if you have it installed.

At the end of /etc/rc.local try adding:
screen -dm
screen -X screen /usr/bin/btlaunchmanycurses /myfolder/

Then if you ever need to reconnect to the running proccess just run "screen -x".
 
Old 05-28-2005, 05:58 PM   #7
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Thanks David ! It works fine !
Cheers,
Pierre
 
  


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