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October 31st, 2011, 03:18 PM
Hi guys,

Another Noob here. By way of getting to learn how to find my way around in Ubuntu I would like to do a small project. So could someone please explain to me how I can get Ubuntu to start a program like TSClient on boot and when it exits Ubuntu is shut down.

Presumably I would need to create a script and run it, but I have no idea where to start or where the script should be placed.

Any help gratefully accepted.



October 31st, 2011, 03:19 PM
Thread moved to Absolute Beginner Talk.

Paddy Landau
October 31st, 2011, 03:28 PM
You don't say which version of Ubuntu you are using.

Go to your Startup Applications.
Press Add.
In Name, type anything you like (e.g. TSClient).
In Command, type tsclient.
In Comment, type anything you like.
Press Add.

Now, tsclient will start every time you log in (not when you boot the computer, but when you log in). As soon as you log out, Ubuntu will automatically ask it to close.

November 14th, 2011, 02:41 PM
Not sure if it is a consideration, but one could use ssh (http://alturl.com/wnro8) for such things. I admit feeling afraid of the idea of remote terminal being open the whole time as suggested by the op. Security is something which yells at me right away. And I am meaning security (http://alturl.com/ecgt9) for both parties here, the server and client. Ssh could provide better security as far as transfer, also allow a server administrator to establish boundaries. Just some humble musings, take or leave as you shall as it is certain ymmv.