matthew wrote:
On Fri, 13 Feb 2004, Louis LeBlanc wrote:
So, how can I get a process to run automatically on startup for an
unprivileged user?

cd /usr/local/etc/rc.d

make a small sh script like so:

su username -c "command"

For scripts in '/usr/local/etc/rc.d' one should stick to the required semantics. That is, in this particular case you need to make sure that it only runs on startup and not a second time on shutdown. Like so:

------------------------ cut here ------------------------

case "$1" in
                su username -c "command"
------------------------ cut here ------------------------

Also, keep in mind that the script's name requires a suffix of '.sh', or else the system won't execute it automatically.

Uwe Doering         |  EscapeBox - Managed On-Demand UNIX Servers
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