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



Christian Kreibich <christian <at> whoop.org> writes:

> 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...

cron will work for you. See the man pages for crontab(1), crontab(5),
and cron(8). Each user can run `crontab -e` to setup their crontab and
add a line such as:

  @reboot  $HOME/bin/script_to_run_at_boot


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