Executing apps at startup
janne.ojaniemi at nbl.fi
Thu Dec 16 13:48:27 GMT 2004
I need to find out how to execute an app when the user logs in. I also need to
figure out how to shut down that app as the user logs out.
My situation: My wife likes Pine as her email-app. No problem, I can set it up
for her. But our email is POP3-based, and Pine doesn't work well with it out
of the box. So I decided to install fetchmail that would fetch the mail to
our computer, and she could then read it by using Pine. Simple so far.
I would like this to work so that as my wife logs in to KDE, Fetchmail is
executed and it downloads the mail automatically. She can then manually start
Pine if she wants to. This part is not difficult. I can just write a small
script that loads Fetchmail, and place that in the autostart-folder (right?).
The difficult part is this: I don't want to have fetchmail hanging around the
system when my wife is not using it. I have no need for it (I use Kmail, and
it takes care of those mundane details).So I would have to figure out a way
for Fetchmail to shut down automatically when she logs out. Now, if I were
using CLI, I could kill Fetchmail with ~/.bash_logout, but how do I do that
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