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Chapter 18. Advanced Unix Shell Use: Con... > Making Shell Scripts Start at Login ...

Making Shell Scripts Start at Login or System Startup

Now that you know how to write shell scripts and run them as commands, making them start when you log in to your account, or making them start when the system starts, is straightforward.

You're already familiar with the Login preferences settings, and your ability to customize what programs start when you log in from it. An executable shell script is just another program as far as Unix is concerned, so you can configure scripts to start on login from there. If you're going to be working from the command line with any frequency, you might want to consider adding a single shell script to your login preferences, and using that script to execute other scripts as necessary.


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