Newbie question: KDE Log Out process

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Tue Jan 17 20:00:29 GMT 2006

On Tuesday 17 January 2006 02:01, Bert Benade wrote:
> Hi guys, sorry to bug you, but I want to know:
>  1. What program / script is being run when the user  clicks on the Log Out
> button? I need to include it in a script of mine, and cannot find anything
> about it in the KDE documentation.

If you mean you want to trigger a logout, see the DCOP interface of ksmserver, 
the KDE session manager.

>  2. Once KDE starts logging out, does it run a some sort of "shutdown"
> process? In particular, can I add a bash script to this process, per user?
> (I want to automate the users' backup procedure)

See Rex Dieter's posting.

Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at>
Qt/KDE Developer, Debian User
Moderator: (German),
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