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Startup Script "run process with Timer"

Hi
I have a script that execute every X minute for checking new files in a folder and converting to pdf.
Is there any way to start this script automatically on linux startup?. I use sleep function in script with infinite loop.

while [ 1 -lt 2 ]
do

killall -u `whoami` -q soffice
soffice -invisible -norestore -nofirststartwizard -nologo -headless "-accept=socket,host=localhost,port=8100;urp;" &
sleep 15s
find /temp/papers/ -name *^.doc | while read a;
do

filename=`echo "$a" | sed 's/\(.*\)...../\1/'`
echo Converting $filename.doc
python DocumentConverter.py "$filename^.doc" "$filename.pdf"
errorcode=$?
if [ $errorcode -eq 0 ]; then
mv "$a" "$filename.doc"
echo Successfully Convert $filename.doc
fi
if [ 0 -lt $errorcode ]; then
echo Can not convert $filename.doc error $errorcode
fi
done
killall -u `whoami` soffice
sleep 60s
done

I run the above script from Terminal, it is working fine.
I would like to start this process automatically on my linux startup.
So I put calling my script file in /etc/rc.d/rc.local.
When I reboot, OS hang on startup. I think OS is looping infinite loop of my script.

How can I solve?

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