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Tue Jun 23 14:28:13 UTC 2009
> I would like to be able to have a script automatically start when my
> machine is booted. I can see how to autostart an application but not a
> script. I run Ubuntu 8.04. Thanks.
Which method of starting applications have you seen?
There is no difference between applications and scripts, both are
invoked in exactly the same way. Whatever you use to autostart
applications likely has a 'browse...' option to let you find your script
and run that, though I've not got a *buntu box handy to check on.
To start on boot, using scripts in /etc/init.d is the traditional
method. There are plenty of howto's on the net explaining how to get it
running in the right runlevels and the like.
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