View Full Version : [ubuntu] Running python scripts at startup on VPS

April 26th, 2012, 03:47 PM

I've got three Python applications I want to be started upon boot; they are all started using the following three commands:

nohup python /home/b1/s1.pyc &
nohup python /home/b2/s2.pyc &
nohup python /home/b3/s3.pyc

How can I make the server run these commands each time I boot or reboot the VPS?

Thanks guys.

Ubuntu 11.04

April 26th, 2012, 09:04 PM
Have you tried putting those lines in /etc/rc.local?

Also, most of the scripts in /etc/init.d/ have a function that looks like:

start_<service> () {
# commands and scripts

Make a backup of the stuff first

April 26th, 2012, 09:34 PM
Hi izacboy_123.

The simplest method I can think of, without messing the init scripts is to use cronbtab. There's an special tag called '@reboot' designed to run things at startup.

For instance:

# m h dom mon dow command
@reboot /path/to/myscript.sh

I hope that points you in the right direction. Tell us how it goes.

April 27th, 2012, 08:24 AM
Thanks for the replies!

I'm a bit new to this, I'm not sure how to go about either methods :')

April 27th, 2012, 06:48 PM
Take a look at this crontab tutorial (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CronHowto), and let us know if you have any questions.