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FrostyX
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:08 pm    Post subject: Screen with irssi on startup Reply with quote

Hi, I want to run (not as root, but as regular user) GNU/Screen with irssi in it while boot. How can I do that ?
First I have tried write file
Code:
/etc/local.d/screen.start
with this content
Code:
#!/bin/bash
su frostyx -c 'screen -t irssi bash -c "irssi"'

Set executable flag
Code:
$[FrostyX  ~]-> sudo chmod +x /etc/local.d/screen.start
$[FrostyX  ~]-> ls -l /etc/local.d/ |grep screen
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  60 Oct 15 01:57 screen.start

Checked if service local is in default runlevel:
Code:
$[FrostyX  ~]-> sudo  rc-update  | grep local
                local |      default


And reboot. But it didnt work. I have also tried
Code:
su frostyx -c 'echo test > somefile'

but this file didnt create

So now I am confused if problem is in running the script or wrong use of screen or somewhere else.
Please, can u advise me please?
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khayyam
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FrostyX ...

Your screen session will require a tty (screen is a "terminal muliplexer"), when the script runs screen will exit as there is nothing for it to 'attatch' to. You may be able to start in detatched mode, 'screen -d -m' if I remember correctly, and reattatch once logged in.

Generally I'd say 'local.start' isn't for starting user processes, if you really need to log irc then an ircbot is probably a better option.

FrostyX wrote:
Code:
su frostyx -c 'echo test > somefile'

This doesn't work because 'somefile' has no 'path' ... and 'cwd' doesn't exist.

best ... khay
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you khayyam.
Problem is solved different way now. I got access to school server so I will run screen with irssi on it.
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