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help: lingon terminal command at startup python string


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Can anyone please help me figure out how to have a simple command string run in the terminal every time I startup, and have the terminal window close automatically when it is done? I have lingon, which should make it easy, but I still need help. I created a "user agent", but it doesn't seem to be doing the trick and there are no error messages. Here is the string I need to run from terminal every time the computer starts up (and then close the terminal after the string is run):

python /Applications/python-client/tcprelay.py -t 22:2222 &

Or get to the directory /Applications/python-client, and then run

python tcprelay.py -t 22:2222 &

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I wrote a simple shell script with 755 permissions and used lingon to execute the shell script with a user agent -- command string "sh [path to shell script]".

#!/bin/bash

# iphone usb ssh script

/Applications/python-client/tcprelay.py -t 22:2222 &

However, I was unable to figure out how to force the full command string to execute without a shell script just by running a user agent at logon -- the farthest I got was executing tcprelay.py without the arguments, and am not sure why the arguments are not recognized -- looking in /var/log/system.log revealed that tcprelay.py was being executed without arguments despite the user agent containing the arguments.
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