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Old 08-31-2004, 03:26 AM   #1
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Start a program at boot time

Please its urgent, I have posted it before but i was unable to write the rc script, and don't know how to pass the program name to that script. Please anybody witre this function for me, I hope it will be not more than a few lines of code. I want a function that takes the program name and start that program name at boot time. I have written it in Visual C++ and its code is given, Please Help!!!!
The code for Windows is :-

int StartAtBootTime(const char *subkey,const char *destpath)
int nRet;
char msgbuf[GEN_LEN+GEN_LEN+1];
HKEY hKey;
char skey[GEN_LEN+1];
char exepath[GEN_LEN+GEN_LEN+1];


	if(nRet != ERROR_SUCCESS)
		_snprintf(msgbuf,GEN_LEN+GEN_LEN,"Unable to access %s",skey);
		return -1;
	nRet = RegSetValueEx(hKey,subkey, 0, REG_SZ,(BYTE *) exepath,strlen(exepath));
	if(nRet != ERROR_SUCCESS)
		_snprintf(msgbuf,GEN_LEN+GEN_LEN,"Unable set info to start %s at boot time",exepath);
		return -2;
	_snprintf(msgbuf,GEN_LEN+GEN_LEN,"%s will be started at boot time",exepath);

	return 1;
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Old 08-31-2004, 04:53 AM   #3
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I am sorry for re-posting. I just get a little frustated coz that was what i need very very urgent and i don't know what else to do else than asking it on LQ.
I'll take care next time.!
Old 08-31-2004, 09:33 AM   #4
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Please be patient. Free site equals members answer other members questions in their own spare time, be considerate to the forums and its members.

Don't double post, its against our rules.

If you don't get any replies, feel free to bump it after at least 24 hours has passed by.

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