[RC5] Stupid Linux Question :o)

Charles P. Wright cpw at unix.asb.com
Thu Mar 19 01:04:34 EST 1998


I guess the correct way to do it is use init to respawn it.  
/etc/inittab may or may not be sufficiently clear, but man init should
help.

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Charles P. Wright
cpw at unix.asb.com

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NP wrote:
> 
> One way to do it (probably not the smartest way but it works for me)...
> 
> Make a file, eg.   /usr/bin/launch-rc5.sh   containing this:
> 
> killall -0 rc5des || (/usr/crack/rc5des >/dev/tty2 &)
> 
> and give it sufficient permission to execute ("man chmod" if you're not sure
> about that)
> 
> Edit your crontab file with "crontab -e" and enter a line like:
> 
> 0,10,20,30,40,50 * * * * /usr/bin/launch-rc5.sh 1>/dev/null 2>/dev/null
> 
> Every 10 minutes this will check the client is running and direct it's
> progress output gumph to tty2 which you can switch to with ALT-F2  (or
> CTRL-ALT-F2 if in Xwindows).
> 
> (OK, checking every 10 minutes might be a little unnecessary - I implemented
> this when I had that version of Linux client which crashed sometimes when
> selecting a non-Pentium core, so I used this to make sure it ran most of the
> time on my non-Pentium machine [before the problem was announced]).
> 
> A few weeks ago someone posted an explanation of how to set up a user group
> for the client and run it at boot up.  I guess that's a smart way to do it
> but I haven't bothered with that myself).
> 
> Criticism welcome ... know why ?   It's not my handywork, I stole it from a
> friend !   :-)
> 
> David Taylor wrote:
> 
> > Well, I am a newbie to linux, and have just got it to connect to my
> > isp so i can flush blocks from it, and since there is now a point to
> > running it in linux (ie: i now use linux a little :o)), how can I make
> > it start up automaticly when i boot up linux?
> >
> > (Even just point me in the direction of a man page, i just dont know
> > where to look..)
> >
> > David Taylor
> >
> 
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