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    Feb 28, 2005
    Bagshot, Surrey, UK
    Powerbook 17" 1.5GHz, 2GB, 160GB Momentus; iMac 24" 3.06GHz, 2GB; iPhone 2.5G 8GB; iPod 5G 60GB
    Run a script at login?
    I'd like to run a shell script at login.

    I saw this:
    ...but I'm a bit reluctant to do this because it appears that if the script fails to execute, things could start breaking.

    I could set up a Startup item, but I think this means a Terminal window will sit around until I close it.

    Any suggestions?

    (Out of interest, the script I want to run will simply spawn off the Facebook Cityware node software, so my Mac will run as a Cityware node. It's a Java app which runs from the command line, which is why I can't start it just like any other application.)

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    Mar 19, 2007
    NY USA
    iMac 5.1 | iMac 7.1 | iPod Touch | iPod Nano
    Write an applescript that runs the a shell command. Save it as an application in ~/Applications/ (in your home folder). Then add that application to your startup items.

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    Mar 21, 2007
    Can you check the 'hidden' option in your startup items? Does that help you with the terminal window part?

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