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Re: Service to run user-owned init scripts at boot time?



On Fri, 30 Jan 2009 06:18:20 +0100
Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> wrote:

> Christian Kreibich wrote:
> > I am looking for a service that lets regular users place scripts in
> > a well defined location, say somewhere in their home directory, so
> > that those scripts will be executed with the respective user's
> > permissions at system boot time (note, I don't mean user login
> > time). I was wondering whether Fedora provides a package that'll
> > provide this so I don't have to set up a solution myself. Thanks...
> 
> This should work:
> 
> cat >>/etc/rc.d/rc.local <<EOF
> for i in /home/*/.rc.local ; do
>   user=${i#/home/}
>   user=${user%/.rc.local}
>   su $user -c $i
> done
> EOF
> 
>         Kevin Kofler
> 

This should work as long as all the prerequisite services have been
started, such as mounting the file system.  One other requirement
is all users accounts are in /home.

-pete



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