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Old 01-01-2008, 12:01 AM   #1
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Question Load .sh file on Linux Ubuntu startup

Hey guys,
I wanted to do this a long time ago, but I guess I just forgot. But now when it's 6 AM and I have to wait until my server will reboot - Well, kind of annoying....
So. I have a .sh file, which contains Shell commands. I basically created one, so when server starts up, I wouldn't have to type all commands my self, but just type ./ and everything would ok.
So. I'm accessing my server ( Ubuntu 6.10 ) through PuTTy, and I Was wondering - if there is a chance, to add the file to Autostart.

Thank you.
Old 01-01-2008, 05:14 AM   #2
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Not sure what you mean by "autostart" but if you want a bash script to run at login then you can put it in your ~/.bash_profile file. Or if you need it for all users then in /etc/profile file. If you have questions about this just ask.

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If you mean on system startup there are two easy ways I can think of off of the top of my head.

a) Add a call to the file in the file to /etc/rc.local
b) Call the file as a cronjob by using the command "crontab -e" and the "time" of @reboot .

[user@localhost ~]$ sudo crontab -e
0  0  *   *   *     sh /usr/loca/bin/
@reboot             sh /usr/local/bin/
Old 01-01-2008, 06:09 AM   #4
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This article will help you achieve your goals. Basically you need to copy to /etc/init.d and rename it to startup. After that do "update-rc.d startup defaults" so that its automatically run at boot up.


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