How do I automate actions to be performed every time I connect to the RCE?
To configure your user account such that every time you connect to the RCE, some action is performed:
- Write a script that performs the desired action. The scripting languages available in the RCE include the Bourne Again shell (
/bin/bash) and Perl (
- Copy this script to the directory
~/.rce/startupwith the command
cp <scriptname> ~/.rce/startup/.
If the directory does not exist, create it with the command
mkdir -p ~/.rce/startup.
- Make sure the permissions on your script permit execution; to ensure that this is the case, run the command
chmod +x ~/.rce/startup/<scriptname>.
Your script is run every time you connect to the RCE.
Note: Be sure to test your script; a misbehaving script can prevent you from being able to connect to the RCE! In particular, your script must not require any keyboard input or other interaction with the user; it will not be able to communicate with you while it is running, and you will not be able to connect to the RCE while your script sits waiting for input.