schedule a script at "system startup"

Colin Andrew Percival cperciva at
Sat Dec 3 17:51:36 PST 2005

On Sat, Dec 03, 2005 at 08:18:12PM -0500, Ian Lord wrote:
> I would like to run a shell script at system startup which needs to 
> run under a specific uid...
> I don't see anything for this in man cron...
> is there a way to do it with cron ? or otherwise is there another way ?

Create a crontab file for the user, and use the magic value "@reboot" for
the date/time.

Colin Percival

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