Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community


Logout script - delete a file


 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting Logout script - delete a file
# 8  
Old 11-05-2009
Logout script worked...

find ~ . -name com.apple.sidebarlists.plist -exec rm -f {} \;

The above worked- the ~ helped to search only the users folder. Note: these are users' on the network that connect to Mac server.

Now- for the logon script...I need to also delete the file at logon..The initial script works at logon but slowly- it eventually gets to the home folder to delete, but need it faster.
Any suggestions? I will post once I figure out the solution today.

Thanks....AG

---------- Post updated at 11:20 PM ---------- Previous update was at 06:41 AM ----------

any way to run the script in the background so the user does not have to wait for it to process?

Thanks
# 9  
Old 11-05-2009
check out the
Code:
nohup ... &

construction earlier in this thread

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 11-05-2009 at 03:38 AM..
# 10  
Old 11-05-2009
Hi

This should work

find ~ . .name com.apple.sidebarlists.plist .exec rm -f {} \; &
# 11  
Old 11-13-2009
more info

So I am basically running this ..

Login.sh

/Library/Directory/login1.sh &

Login1.sh

find ~ . -name com.apple.sidebarlists.plist -exec rm -f {} \;

This does not hang up on login, however, after system logon, it will take 30 seconds to delete the file....I need it done immediately after logon..I cannot have a delay.
Any thoughts?
# 12  
Old 11-18-2009
Ampersand

When using & - how can you stop it from processing..You need to go into terminal for it to complete..
# 13  
Old 12-08-2009
rm command

Can you execute a rm command within a script to speed up the process?

Can the file be locked at login, how do you free it up to delete?

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Test Your Knowledge in Computers #455
Difficulty: Medium
Java was originally developed at Oracle starting in December 1990.
True or False?

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. SCO

Logout automatically when exiting a script

Hi, I am using SCO Unix. I write a script to execute a program by calling exec program The script will check the program is still there or not, if not, then it will exit the script by calling exit So if I press DEL to quit the program, the script will exit, but it will logout... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: dannychan
6 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

Login, excute command, logout Script Help

Good Evening all, After spending the last week or so reading many posts I decided to register and join in. This is my first post on the forum so please forgive me as im new to this, Im after some help in throwing together a quick basic script without using expect to change the password on several... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: mutley2202
4 Replies

3. Red Hat

Need Script to ZIP/SAVE & then DELETE Log file & DELETE ZIPS older than 12 months

ENVIROMENT Linux: Fedora Core release 1 (Yarrow) iPlanet: iPlanet-WebServer-Enterprise/6.0SP1 Log Path: /usr/iplanet/servers/https-company/logs I have iPlanet log rotation enabled rotating files on a daily basis. The rotated logs are NOT compressed & are taking up too much space. I... (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: zachs
7 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

How to run script on logout ?

Hi Everybody, I want to run my own script on logout , i can use .bash_logout file... problem is this will work only for that particular user... i want to know the common file... so that script wil run for all the user... 2. How to run script on Shutdown ? Thanks in advance Anitha (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: anisn2002
4 Replies

5. OS X (Apple)

Login/Logout script

Dear readers I use SnowLeopard 10.6.2 and need to do some special tasks at login and logout of an sepcific user. My problem is, how do I send a string "login" respectively "logout" from computer "A", where the login/logout script runs, to computer "B" where some other tasks need to be done. ... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: tthaler
3 Replies

6. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

logout script common for both Mac and Linux?

hi all , I need to run few commands on user logout. A non-root user should be able to edit that script which runs after logout. I need to make the solution both all Linux versions as well as Mac. Can any body help me in this regard. (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: harsha10
0 Replies

7. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

run a script at logout

hi all , Need to a run a program on user logout (using GNOME log screen). Tried using .bash_logout for this purpose but that doesnt seem to work. Similar to .bash_logout is there any script /program which a normal user (other than root ) can edit and run it on their logout? can anybody... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: harsha10
0 Replies

8. Shell Programming and Scripting

run a script on logout by a non-root user

hi , i need to run a script that delete files when i logout as a user other than root user . I have tried out using .bash_logout but that doesnt seem to work , so any alternative for this to be done. Thanks in advance, Harsha (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: harsha10
6 Replies

9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Login and logout script

Hi all I know ho I can run a script when a user logs in, viz using the .login or .profile file, however what can I use to run a script when a user logouts ? Thanks J :confused: (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: jhansrod
1 Replies

10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

logout/shutdown script

I am running JDictd (http://www.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/~duc/Java/JDictd/) from tcsh in Terminal on Mac OS X (:=Darwin=FreeBSD/Mach). I am trying to get it to exit cleanly silently upon Mac OS X system shutdown. My idea was that if there was a logout script in FreeBSD (basically a script... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: ropers
1 Replies

Featured Tech Videos