Run script on boot, as ordinary user

Christian Laursen xi at
Thu May 7 18:23:52 UTC 2009

Nerius Landys wrote:
> So there's cron.  Is there anything that lets an ordinary user start
> his/her programs at bootup of the system?  And then run a script when
> the system is shutting down?  I'm familiar with /etc/rc.d/, but that's
> not really what I'm looking for.  I gave my friends access to my
> FreeBSD server and I want to let them start for example Apache and/or
> MySQL on higher ports running as their own user.

Starting something at boot is easy enough. The user can just add a line 
like this to his/her crontab:

@reboot /path/to/command

At shutdown is not possible via cron though.

Christian Laursen

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